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Communications: Infection Control

FOI 0312 – Blue Utility Gloves

Published: August 21, 2018

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB) completed a merger by acquisition of Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust (HEFT) on 1st April 2018.   UHB includes Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, Solihull Hospital and Community Services, Good Hope Hospital in Sutton Coldfield and Birmingham Chest Clinic. Due to historical differences in data collection/reporting across UHB and the former […]

FOI 5757 Transplant Guidelines and Tacrolimus

Published: February 28, 2018

1. Please can you send me a link to your transplant guidelines? I would like to know what tacrolimus is used and why? Please see attached. SOP 008 V9 I1 Management of GvHD in allo recipients AK This document is intended to develop a standard operating procedure for the management of graft versus host disease occurring […]

FOI 5354 Decontamination

Published: July 24, 2017

For each of your hospitals separately, please could you provide me with: 1.How many bed days were lost in financial year 2016/17 whilst undertaking effective decontamination (Hydrogen Peroxide vaporising/fogging/UV): – a) following discharge/transfer of patient/s with known/suspected infections e.g. Cdiff/ Multi drug infections (i.e. proactive) We do not hold this information b) Following an outbreak […]

FOI 5303 Infection control staffing

Published: July 3, 2017

How many whole time equivalent positions did your trust have for infection prevention and control in 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 For each post please specify which grade it was.     2014 – 15 2015 – 16 2016 – 17 Consultant Microbiologist 0.6 0.6 0.6 Band 8B nurse 1.0 1.0 1.0 Band 8A nurse 1.0 1.0 1.6 […]

FOI 4857 ESBL and CPE infections

Published: June 14, 2017

Can you please tell me how many people in your hospital trust: Were admitted to hospital with an ESBL infection Acquired an ESBL infection while in hospital We do not hold this information as we do not monitor the numbers of ESBL infections and do not have the information available for either the number of […]

FOI 5074 Discharge and infection control

Published: March 9, 2017

Please provide the data to the following questions on a monthly basis in the period 1st January 2012 – 31st December 2016:   In each month in the period defined above, how many elective operations were cancelled? In each month in the period defined above, how many of those patients were 2 week wait, how […]

FOI 5039 Infection control

Published: February 28, 2017

Public Health England defines an outbreak as:   an incident in which two or more people experiencing a similar illness are linked in time or place · a greater than expected rate of infection compared with the usual background rate for the place and time where the outbreak has occurred  a single case for certain […]

FOI 5062 Infection Control

Published: February 23, 2017

For the years 2014, 2015, and 2016 please details the following: How many people and inpatients have been infected with and treated for a superbug. List which superbug people were infected with. In which hospital did they contract the infection? How many of these people later died of the infection?   Please see below. We […]

FOI 4853 Infection Control

Published: November 18, 2016

How many patients have been infected with carbapenamase-producing organisms in your trust? We have been collecting data relating to CPE since 2014 so only have information for the last two years. Since this time 41 patients have been identified as having CPE colonisation but they majority of these patients were admitted with CPE colonisation.   […]

FOI 4558 Sterilization of equipment

Published: September 20, 2016

1.      Does your Trust sterilize your own surgical instruments and packs? We use a central service provider for all surgical instruments apart from flexible scopes which are decontaminated locally within the Trust.   2.      How many floor & pit mounted steam sterilizers are installed in your Trust? Two (within pathology)   On average, what is […]

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