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Too few nurses at Stoke Mandeville

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A hospital where at least 33 people died from Clostridium difficile is still not employing enough nurses, the Healthcare Commission warned last week.

A hospital where at least 33 people died from Clostridium difficile is still not employing enough nurses, the Healthcare Commission warned last week.

In 2006 it said Stoke Mandeville Hospital in Aylesbury had insufficient staff, after an inquiry revealed C. difficile had infected 334 patients in 2003–2005.

A follow-up report said that, while infection control was now a priority for Buckinghamshire Hospitals NHS Trust, which runs the hospital, the commission’s recommendations on nursing staff levels were not being met.

It added there were not always enough staff to cover annual leave, training or illness.

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