MRSA: Greater London

Health written question – answered on 15th January 2008.

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Photo of Boris Johnson Boris Johnson Conservative, Henley

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.

Photo of Ann Keen Ann Keen Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Health Services), Department of Health

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) (2)183 402
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 Children(3)
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) (2)93 185
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

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