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MRSA: Milton Keynes

Volume 494: debated on Friday 19 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many cases of MRSA infection in Milton Keynes have been reported to his Department in each year since 1997. (280876)

Since April 2001, all acute national health service trusts in England are obliged to report all cases of bloodstream infections caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).

These data comprise all specimens processed by NHS acute trust laboratories, not just those from in-patients and include infections acquired in hospital and elsewhere. These data are only available by financial year.

Milton Keynes General Hospital NHS Trust

April to March each year

Number of cases of bloodstream infections caused by MRSA

2001-02

9

2002-03

13

2003-04

7

2004-05

11

2005-06

23

2006-07

19

2007-08

11

2008-09

14