Reference 2017-404

REF:            2017-404

Subject:        Microbes resistant

          

 

Request:

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 please could you provide me with information on the following data from your trust?

 

– Number of patients with a bacteraemia from a resistant microbe

– Number of patients with a surgical site infection from a resistant microbe

– Number of patients with pneumonia from a resistant microbe

– Number of patients with a UTI from a resistant microbe

– Number of patients with a C-section infection from a resistant microbe

– Number of patients with a wound infected with a resistant microbe

 

Please provide the information above for each of the past three financial years – 2014/15, 2015/16 and 2016/17

 

 

 

Response:

under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 please could you provide me

with information on the following data from your trust:

 

– number of patients with a bacteraemia from a resistant microbe

– number of patients with a surgical site infection from a resistant microbe

– number of patients with pneumonia from a resistant microbe

– number of patients with a UTI from a resistant microbe

– number of patients with a C-section infection from a resistant microbe

– number of patients with a wound infected with a resistant microbe

 

Please provide the information above for each of the past three financial years –  2014/15, 2015/16 and 2016/17

The request for data related to a “resistant microbe” is impossible to comply with as this is not accepted language.

 

We also do not currently report formally on all bacteraemias, surgical site infections, pneumonia, UTIs, c-section infections or wound infection and we would have to do some active surveillance to report on this.

 

Without casenote reviews it would be impossible to report on surgical site infections, pneumonia, UTIs, c-section infections or wound infection because there needs to be a correlation to a positive sample plus associated symptoms. A positive wound swab for example does not always equate with a wound infection.

It will take more than 2.5 days to collect the information.