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Community services CPE toolkit

This Community Services CPE toolkit contains a number of documents including guidelines for long-term care facilities, guidance for healthcare staff visiting patients at home, a set of facts sheets on CPE and patient information.

In June 2017, the HSE National HCAI/AMR lead wrote to the Chief Officers of the community healthcare organisations (CHO) to highlight the risk of CPE and to request the establishment of a Chief Officer led infection prevention committee in each CHO.

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.

Guidance for hospital and acute healthcare settings is also available in the other CPE toolkits for acute services, GPs and patients