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East Kent Hospitals NHS Trust: Hospitals

Volume 470: debated on Tuesday 15 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many hospitals there are in the (a) East Kent hospitals NHS trust area and (b) Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS trust area; how many bed spaces there are in each hospital in each area; and how many cases of clostridium difficile there were in each such hospital in (i) 2004, (ii) 2005 and (iii) 2006. (177949)

[holding answer 14 January 2008]: There are five hospitals in the East Kent hospitals NHS trust. These are Buckland hospital, Kent and Canterbury hospital, Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother hospital, Royal Victoria hospital and William Harvey hospital.

There are three main hospitals in the Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS trust. These are Maidstone hospital, Pembury hospital and Kent and Sussex hospital. In addition to the listed sites the trust also provides services at Crowborough War Memorial hospital, Hawkhurst hospital and Uckfield hospital.

The data for bed spaces are not held centrally.

The data for Clostridium difficile are only held at trust level. The following table shows the data held for each trust for the over-65s only.

Number of C. difficile cases reported in patients aged 65 years and over

2004

2005

2006

East Kent hospitals NHS trust

638

705

528

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS trust

484

464

545