C.diff outbreak closes Stamford Hospital ward


THE John Van Geest ward at Stamford Hospital is to temporarily shut its doors for refurbishment after being closed to new admissions following an outbreak of C.difficile. Rowena Barnes, chief operating officer at Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, said: “The infection control cleaning process has highlighted the need for some refurbishment work to take place to ensure we continue to adhere to the national guidelines around infection control. We will need to temporarily close the ward to undertake this work. We are assessing those patients currently on the ward to determine their date of discharge and we aim to close the ward once these patients are discharged.”