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Hospital-Acquired Infections

Volume 501: debated on Tuesday 24 November 2009

18. To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of steps taken against hospital-acquired infections. (300156)

The national health service is continuing to deliver sustained reductions in Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bloodstream infections and C. difficile infections. However, one preventable infection is one too many and we must do all we can to keep driving down all infections.