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Bacteria forces Stafford Hospital critical care to move

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Image caption Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust apologised to patients for any inconvenience

The critical care unit at Stafford Hospital is to move for about a week after a resistant strain of bacteria was found.

A deep clean is to take place and a small number of planned operations may need to be postponed, Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust said.

Arrangements have been made to provide critical care facilities elsewhere in the trust from Sunday.

It apologised to patients for any inconvenience.

People whose operations are affected would be given as much notice as possible, the trust said.

It added the unit would be temporarily relocated from Sunday "to allow full disinfection" of the facility "following the identification of multi-resistant Acinetobacter on the ward".

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