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MRSA: Greater London

Volume 470: debated on Tuesday 15 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many cases of (a) MRSA and (b) clostridium difficile have (i) been reported and (ii) resulted in death, (A) in total, (B) of those under the age of one, (C) of those under the age of five and (D) of those aged over 65 years at each hospital in Greater London in each year since 2000. (178059)

[holding answer 14 January 2008]: The requested data are not available and the best source is the mandatory surveillance system. Surveillance of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) blood stream infections (bacteraemia) started in April 2001 and surveillance for Clostridium difficile infection began in January 2004. Data for individual trusts in the London region are shown in the following tables.

Figures on deaths involving MRSA or C. difficile in individual hospitals are not currently available

The total of MRSA bacteraemia reported in each trust for all age groups in the London region:

MRSA bacteraemia reports

Name of NHS trust

April 2001-March 2002

April 2002-March 2003

April 2003-March 2004

April 2004-March 2005

April 2005-March 2006

April 2006-March 2007

Barking, Havering and Redbridge Hospitals

92

77

116

98

69

71

Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals

62

94

94

102

78

62

Barts and the London

62

74

62

64

67

50

Bromley Hospitals

37

32

18

16

25

27

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital

36

32

38

47

28

23

Ealing Hospital

40

38

36

26

39

22

Epsom and St. Helier University Hospitals

84

72

88

58

45

62

Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children

7

13

4

7

6

5

Guy’s and St. Thomas’

124

155

165

102

80

72

Hammersmith Hospitals

89

115

125

81

69

62

Homerton University Hospital

14

19

15

5

20

17

King’s College Hospital

92

108

107

64

99

70

Kingston Hospital

55

59

47

52

57

32

Mayday Healthcare

39

48

56

40

48

43

Moorfields Eye Hospital

0

0

0

0

0

0

Newham University Hospital

25

33

24

17

18

25

North Middlesex University Hospital

46

48

53

29

39

35

North West London Hospitals

59

44

55

54

56

51

Queen Elizabeth Hospital

19

35

32

41

23

22

Queen Mary’s Sidcup

30

32

28

41

23

18

Royal Brompton and Harefield

9

9

5

7

4

4

Royal Free Hampstead

122

101

98

69

93

75

Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital

2

6

1

5

3

2

St. George’s Healthcare

115

75

93

63

62

85

St. Mary’s

64

72

59

48

67

44

The Hillingdon Hospital

33

36

24

30

24

38

The Lewisham Hospital

54

45

49

60

31

23

The Royal Marsden

6

7

4

1

2

11

The Whittington Hospital

27

30

29

24

35

32

University College London Hospitals

95

114

86

63

68

56

West Middlesex University Hospital

32

41

34

30

27

38

Whipps Cross University Hospital

45

43

37

48

16

29

Note:

Data are provisional

The total number of C. difficile reports received for patients aged 65 years and over in each trust in the London region:

Number of C.difficile reports for patients 65 years

Name of NHS trust

January to December 2004

January to December 2005

January to December 2006

Barking, Havering and Redbridge Hospitals

648

927

622

Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals

514

692

723

Baits and the London

1

2183

402

Bromley Hospitals

169

275

319

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital

117

97

116

Ealing Hospital

218

210

119

Epsom and St. Helier University Hospitals

366

551

404

Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children3

Guy’s and St. Thomas’

140

141

153

Hammersmith Hospitals

323

317

235

Homerton University Hospital

50

153

195

King’s College Hospital

236

177

248

Kingston Hospital

227

363

278

Mayday Healthcare

125

161

319

Moorfields Eye Hospital

0

0

0

Newham University Hospital

1

293

185

North Middlesex University Hospital

81

185

196

North West London Hospitals

438

361

314

Queen Elizabeth Hospital

206

262

306

Queen Mary’s Sidcup

160

251

172

Royal Brompton and Harefield

25

21

20

Royal Free Hampstead

133

107

132

Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital

5

1

3

St. George’s Healthcare

484

386

390

St. Mary’s

219

172

262

The Hillingdon Hospital

219

140

196

The Lewisham Hospital

301

321

132

The Royal Marsden

29

30

26

The Whittington Hospital

71

174

189

University College London Hospitals

89

77

104

West Middlesex University Hospital

201

212

204

Whipps Cross University Hospital

271

318

403

1 Missing data for all four quarters

2 Missing data for one quarter

3 Children’s trust

Note:

Data are provisional