Derbyshire healthcare trust has good first year

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A healthcare trust has been found to have a strong and consistant performance by an independent regulator.

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, which covers Matlock, was found to have had a successful first year as a foundation trust by Monitor.

Areas in which the trust achieved above and beyond its targets included seven day follow up, in which it achieved 99.24 per cent.

Only 1.38 per cent of patients had a delayed discharge, against a Monitor target of 7.5% per cent, demonstrating significant transformation of patient pathways through allocating acute Psychiatrists to relevant areas to contribute to this achievement.

Throughout the year the trust was set a target of acquiring less than ten new cases of Clostridium Difficile (CDiff), and the final quarter of 2012 saw only one case.

New cases of MRSA had a target of fewer than five, of which the trust had no cases.