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The Department has identified no representations of this type from patients in the last six months.
The Government have made clear it is a key priority that the national health service operates a zero tolerance approach to all avoidable health care associated infections. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bloodstream infections are at their lowest ever level since mandatory surveillance was introduced with infections falling by 22% in 2010-11 compared to the previous year. Over the same period, clostridium difficile infections fell by 15%.