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Hospital-Acquired Infection

Volume 412: debated on Friday 11 April 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many NHS patients from the Buckingham constituency contracted hospital-acquired infections in (a) 2000 and (b) 2001. [107158]

In the period April 2001 to March 2002, there were 48 cases of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemias in the Buckinghamshire area. These figures were published in the Communicable Disease Report (CDR) Weekly on 20 June 2002.More detailed information is available on the Public Health Laboratory Service (PHLS) website, which can be accessed at: www.phls.co.uk