May 7, 2002
Question written on 07/05/2002
To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make a statement on progress towards a reduction in hospital-acquired infections.
Answered by Yvette Cooper
For the first time this February we published methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus rates for all English acute hospital trusts. This will provide a baseline to measure improvements in hospital acquired infection. A range of actions to reduce HAI is under way and a targeted action plan is being developed as part of the infectious disease strategy.