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Infectious Diseases: Nottinghamshire

Volume 498: debated on Monday 26 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the rate of (a) clostridium difficile and (b) MRSA infection in (i) Bassetlaw primary care trust and (ii) Nottinghamshire County Teaching primary care trust was in each of the last three years for which figures are available. (294930)

Information on the number of Clostridium difficile infections, broken down by requested primary care trust (PCT) level, is available since 2007-08 and has been set out in the following table.

Clostridium difficile

Number of cases

Rate per 100,000 population

Bassetlaw PCT

2007-08

52

47.6

2008-09

49

44.8

Nottinghamshire County PCT

2007-08

820

127

2008-09

452

70

Source:

Health Protection Agency

Data on methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bloodstream infections have published at acute trust level only. The information is therefore not available in the format requested. Data for the Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Doncaster and Bassetlaw NHS Foundation Trust have been set out in the following table.

MRSA bacteraemia

Number of cases

Rate per 100,000 population

Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

2006-07

44

1.66

2007-08

36

1.43

2008-09

31

1.24

Doncaster and Bassetlaw NHS Foundation Trust

2006-07

26

0.77

2007-08

26

0.77

2008-09

13

0.39

Notes:

1. No acute trust headquarters are located in Bassetlaw PCT. However, Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is located in Nottinghamshire Country Teaching PCT. Doncaster and Bassetlaw NHS Foundation Trust is located in Doncaster PCT.

2. Services at Doncaster and Bassetlaw NHS Foundation Trust are mainly commissioned by Doncaster PCT.

Source:

Health Protection Agency