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Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust: Clostridium

Volume 467: debated on Thursday 22 November 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many of the five non-executive directors who resigned from the Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Hospitals Trust as a result of the clostridium difficile outbreak were in post when the outbreak occurred; and if he will make a statement. (166614)

[holding answer 20 November 2007]: South East Coast Strategic Health Authority has advised my officials that three non-executive directors have resigned from Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Hospitals. As stated in the press release from Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust published on 12 November 2007, one joined in June 2006, one in July 2006 and the third in September 2006, and although in post when the Healthcare Commission Report was sent to the Trust, they were not in post during the clostridium difficile outbreaks.

The non-executives who are near the end of their four year term will leave the trust at the end of November.