Hospitals with the Worst Records for Superbug Deaths; Poor Record: Whipps Cross

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Hospitals with the Worst Records for Superbug Deaths; Poor Record: Whipps Cross


Byline: ANNA DAVIS

THE London hospitals with the worst record for superbug deaths werenamed today.

West Middlesex, Whipps Cross and St Thomas hospitals were among those with thehighest percentage of deaths caused by MRSA and Clostridium difficile.

It is the first time a league table of hospital deaths by superbug has beenreleased.

The figures, released by the Office for National Statistics, reveal that StThomas in Lambeth and St Marys in Westminster have some of the worst recordsfor MRSA.

Homerton hospital and King Georges in Ilford are among the worst for C. diff.

Overall, one of the worst hospitals is West Middlesex hospital in Isleworth,which recorded high rates for both superbugs.

A total of 107 people died there after being infected with C. diffbetween 2002and 2006, making the superbug the cause of 2.2 per cent of all deaths. Thirtyfour deaths or 0.7 per cent were caused by MRSA.

The figures are almost as high as those recorded by Maidstone hospital, whichwas at the centre of the coun-trys worst superbug outbreak. Ninety people diedthere and more than 1,100 were infected after an outbreak of C. diffwas linkedto appalling hygiene standards between 2004 and 2006.

The ONS report shows St Thomas recorded 50 deaths0.88 per centcaused by MRSA, while at Whipps Cross in Leytonstone 1.57 per cent of deathswere due to C. diff.

It also shows that more people over-all died with C. diffthan MRSA.

An ONS spokesman said the fig-ures were being released because of growingpublic demand for informa-tion on deaths from superbugs. He said the figuresrelated to where patients died, not where they caught the infections.

A spokeswoman for Whipps Cross University Hospital NHS Trust said: We takeissues around infection control extremely seriously.

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