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Healthcare-related Infections

Volume 455: debated on Tuesday 16 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many cases of (a) MRSA and (b) clostridium difficile have been reported in each hospital located within the Greater London area in each year since 2000. (116077)

The information requested has been placed in the Library. It is also available on the Health Protection Agencies website at: report_2006.htm

For methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), the annual data relates to the period from April 2001, and for Clostridium difficile, (patients aged 65 and over), for the period from January 2004.