Acute hospital CPE toolkit

This Acute Hospital CPE toolkit contains a number of documents including guidelines for screening patients, assessing evidence of CPE transmission in acute hospitals, a set of facts sheets on CPE and patient information.

In June 2017, the  HSE National HCAI/AMR lead wrote to all hospital group Chief Executive Officers to highlight the risk of CPE and to request the establishment of a CEO-led infection prevention committee in each hospital group.

In October 2017, the Minister for Health declared a public health emergency in relation to CPE and established the national public health emergency team NPHET to oversee the management of the issue.  Read the minutes, press releases and reports.

Further guidance for community and non-acute healthcare settings is also available in the other CPE toolkits for community services, GPs, and patients.