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FOI0021 2019/20 Drug-Resistant Infections

Freedom of Information Request:0021 2019/20

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB) completed a merger by acquisition of Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust (HEFT) on 1st April 2018.  Due to historical differences in data collection/reporting across UHB and the former Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust this response has been provided by hospital site.

Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham

– How many cases of drug resistant infections (both bacterial and fungal) have there been at your NHS trust in each of the past five years (2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014)?

– What were those infections?

– How many of those infections resulted in deaths?

Please see attached spreadsheet. Please note we have only identified MRSA cases that had any one drug resistance.

All other findings include organism infections, and the number of infections corresponds to number of the unique patients that had that particular infection in a given year.

We do not record specific reasons of death related to infection.

 

Heartlands, Good Hope and Solihull Hospital

– How many cases of drug resistant infections (both bacterial and fungal) have there been at your NHS trust in each of the past five years (2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014)?

Year 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Grand Total
Total 847 778 741 652 794 3812

 

– What were those infections?

The Trust does hold this information, however to provide it would require manual review of 3812 records, taking approximately 2 minutes per record, and 127 hours in total. We are therefore withholding this information under section 12 of the Freedom of Information Act.

– How many of those infections resulted in deaths?

We do not record specific reasons of death related to infection

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