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Hospital-Acquired Infections

Volume 404: debated on Tuesday 29 April 2003

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17.

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients (a) died and (b) had limbs amputated as a result of infections acquired in NHS hospitals in the most recent year for which estimates are available. [109818]

There are no centrally held statistics on the number for deaths or amputations caused by hospital acquired infections.