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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-16469: Kenneth Gibson (Cunninghame North)

Scottish National Party

Date lodged: 8 May 2018

To ask the Scottish Government how many hospital acquired infections of (a) MRSA and (b) C. difficile there were in Ayrshire in (i) 2006-07 and (ii) the last year for which figures are available, also broken down by the number of deaths that resulted from these infections.

Answered by: Shona Robison 16 May 2018

Health Protection Scotland has reported data on both healthcare associated infections and community associated infections since June 2017. Data for clostridium difficile infection (CDI) and Staphylococcus aureusbacteraemia (SAB) are part of a suite of measures published on a quarterly basis. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and methicillin-susceptibleStaphylococcus aureus (MSSA) are not reported on individually, but are part of the overall SAB data.

Data published from 2006-2007 includes summary data for CDI and SAB by NHS Board and does not show if these were healthcare or community associated infections. More information is available from Health Protection Scotland on request. The most recent quarterly report, published in April 2018, can be found on the Health Protection Scotland website through the following link: http://www.hps.scot.nhs.uk/haiic/sshaip/publications.aspx .

Mortality resulting from MRSA and CDI is not reported routinely by Health Protection Scotland or individual NHS Boards.