MRSA: Hertfordshire

Health written question – answered on 22nd October 2008.

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Photo of Mike Penning Mike Penning Shadow Minister (Health)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients contracted MRSA in hospitals in West Hertfordshire in the last five years.

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

The latest information available on the number of cases of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) reported to the Health Protection Agency (HPA) by West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust is shown in the following table.

Number of reports to the HPA MRSA rate per 10,000 bed days
April 2003 to March 2004 45 1.9
April 2007 to September 2007 37 1.8
October 2007 to March 2008 15 1.2
April 2008 to June 2008 4 0.7

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