The infection prevention and control team at Chesterfield Royal Hospital have been working to reduce rates of E. coli bloodstream infections since March 2013.
There has been a significant decrease in patient harm, shortened lengths of stay for this group of patients, and patient flow has improved within the organisation.
The trust invested in a 12-month full-time band 6 post to implement this project. This, along with commitment and determination, helped the project succeed.
Diane Holland, Deputy Director of Infection Prevention and Control