Hospitals: Infectious Diseases

Health written question – answered on 4th March 2014.

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Photo of David Burrowes David Burrowes Conservative, Enfield, Southgate

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many NHS trusts have failed to reach their targets for reducing hospital acquired infections; and how many such trusts have been fined for such a failure in each of the last three years.

Photo of Daniel Poulter Daniel Poulter The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

The following tables provide the number of trusts that have breached their Meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and Clostridium difficile objectives over the last three years.

MRSA Number of trusts breaching their objective
2010-11 36
2011-12 36
2012-13 55
2013-14 1 123
1 Forecast
Clostridium difficile Number of trusts breaching their objective
2010-11 9
2011-12 50
2012-13 59
2013-141 91
1 Forecast Source: The information in the previous tables is supplied by NHS England.

In relation to the number of sanctions applied to those trusts that have breached their objectives, NHS England is unable to provide this information as it is not collected centrally.

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