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Intravenous news: The number of critically ill patients catching infections while in hospital is falling, new figures reveal. New care procedures put in place as part of the two-year 1,000 Lives campaign in Wales are behind the fall in infections.

Fewer patients who are on ventilators are contracting pneumonia in Wales and there has been a reduction in the number of blood stream infections associated with patients who need intravenous medicines or fluids.

None of the seven intensive care units across Wales have reported a blood stream infection from a central line in a patient for the past five months.

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