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MRSA & C Diff Worst Hospitals List

December 19, 2008 / No Comments / Personal Injury Compensation Claims

A stay in hospital for an operation or other medical procedure is not something most people would look forward to, but with the rise in MRSA & C Difficile cases affecting hospital wards across England the prospect of a hospital stay is now even more daunting than ever.

Below is a list of the worst performing hospitals ordered by number of MRSA cases:

  • Brighton & Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust: 69 cases – rate of 0.41 per 1,000 bed days.
  • Royal Free Hampstead NHS Trust: 51 cases – rate of 0.39 per 1,000 bed days.
  • Kingston Hospital NHS Trust: 34 cases – rate of 0.36 per 1,000 bed days.
  • Hinchingbrooke Healthcare NHS Trust: 18 cases – rate of 0.35 per 1,000 bed days.
  • Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust: 57 cases – rate of 0.34 per 1,000 bed days.
  • Hereford Hospitals NHS Trust: 13 cases – rate of 0.32 per 1,000 bed days.
  • Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust: 9 cases – rate of 0.32 per 1,000 bed days.
  • University Hospital of North Staffordshire NHS Trust: 59 cases – rate of 0.31 per 1,000 bed days.
  • Guys and St. Thomas’s NHS Foundation Trust: 51 cases – rate of 0.30 per 1,000 bed days.
  • Ashford & St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Trust: 29 cases – rate of 0.30 per 1,000 bed days.
  • Mayday Healthcare NHS Trust: 32 cases – rate of 0.29 per 1,000 bed days.
  • King’s College Hospital NHS Trust: 40 cases – rate of 0.28 per 1,000 bed days.
  • St. Mary’s NHS Trust: 28 cases – rate of 0.27 per 1,000 bed days.
  • Salford Royal Hospitals NHS Trust: 39 cases – rate of 0.27 per 1,000 bed days.
  • Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust: 36 cases – rate of 0.27 per 1,000 bed days.
  • Royal Wolverhampton Hospitals NHS Trust: 35 cases – rate of 0.27 per 1,000 bed days.
  • St. George’s Healthcare NHS Trust: 41 cases – rate of 0.27 per 1,000 bed days.
  • South Manchester University Hospital’s NHS Trust: 33 cases – rate of 0.27 per 1,000 bed days.
  • University Hospital Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust: 47 cases – rate of 0.27 per 1,000 bed days.
  • Sandwell & West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust: 53 cases – rate of 0.27 per 1,000 bed days.
  • University College London NHS Foundation Trust: 37 cases – rate of 0.26 per 1,000 bed days.
  • Bedford Hospitals NHS Trust: 19 cases – rate of 0.26 per 1,000 bed days.
  • Weston Area Health NHS Trust: 14 cases – rate of 0.25 per 1,000 bed days.
  • Ealing Hospital NHS Trust: 17 cases – rate of 0.25 per 1,000 bed days.
  • Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust: 21 cases – rate of 0.25 per 1,000 bed days.
  • Hull & East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust: 50 cases – rate of 0.25 per 1,000 bed days.
  • Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust: 40 cases – rate of 0.25 per 1,000 bed days.
  • Barnet & Chase Farm Hospitals NHS Trust: 39 cases – rate of 0.24 per 1,000 bed days.
  • Worthing & Southlands Hospitals NHS Trust: 24 cases – rate of 0.24 per 1,000 bed days.
  • Whittington Hospital NHS Trust: 17 cases – rate of 0.24 per 1,000 bed days.
  • Royal United Hospital Bath NHS Trust: 27 cases – rate of 0.24 per 1,000 bed days.
  • Luton & Dunstable Hospital NHS Trust: 21 cases – rate of 0.24 per 1,000 bed days.
  • Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust: 3 cases – rate of 0.23 per 1,000 bed days.
  • Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust: 32 cases – rate of 0.23 per 1,000 bed days.
  • Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust: 48 cases – rate of 0.23 per 1,000 bed days.
  • Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Trust: 18 cases – rate of 0.23 per 1,000 bed days.
  • Chelsea & Westminster Healthcare NHS Trust: 17 cases – rate of 0.22 per 1,000 bed days.
  • Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust: 84 cases – rate of 0.22 per 1,000 bed days.
  • South Tees Hospitals NHS Trust: 42 cases – rate of 0.22 per 1,000 bed days.
  • Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals NHS Trust: 47 cases – rate of 0.22 per 1,000 bed days.
  • Barts & the London NHS Trust: 37 cases – rate of 0.22 per 1,000 bed days.
  • West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust: 27 cases – rate of 0.22 per 1,000 bed days.
  • Aintree Hospitals NHS Trust: 33 cases – rate of 0.21 per 1,000 bed days.
  • North Bristol NHS Trust: 48 cases – rate of 0.21 per 1,000 bed days.
  • Good Hope Hospital NHS Trust: 20 cases – rate of 0.21 per 1,000 bed days.
  • Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust: 26 cases – rate of 0.21 per 1,000 bed days.
  • Queen Mary’s Sidcup NHS Trust: 14 cases – rate of 0.21 per 1,000 bed days.
  • Mid Staffordshire General Hospitals NHS Trust: 17 cases – rate of 0.20 per 1,000 bed days.
  • Buckinghamshire Hospital NHS Trust: 30 cases – rate of 0.20 per 1,000 bed days.
  • Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust: 29 cases – rate of 0.20 per 1,000 bed days.
  • United Bristol Healthcare NHS Trust: 32 cases – rate of 0.20 per 1,000 bed days.
  • Bromley Hospitals NHS Trust: 18 cases – rate of 0.20 per 1,000 bed days.
  • Northumbria Healthcare NHS Trust: 37 cases – rate of 0.20 per 1,000 bed days.
  • Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen Hospitals University NHS Trust: 38 cases – rate of 0.20 per 1,000 bed days.
  • Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust: 22 cases – rate of 0.20 per 1,000 bed days.
  • West Middlesex University NHS Trust: 10 cases – rate of 0.19 per 1,000 bed days.
  • West Suffolk Hospitals NHS Trust: 19 cases – rate of 0.19 per 1,000 bed days.
  • Nottingham City Hospital NHS Trust: 27 cases – rate of 0.19 per 1,000 bed days.
  • The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust: 58 cases – rate of 0.19 per 1,000 bed days.
  • Hammersmith Hospitals NHS Trust: 31 cases – rate of 0.19 per 1,000 bed days.
  • Surrey & Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust: 23 cases – rate of 0.19 per 1,000 bed days.
  • Burton Hospitals NHS Trust: 13 cases – rate of 0.19 per 1,000 bed days.
  • South Warwickshire General Hospitals NHS Trust: 14 cases – rate of 0.19 per 1,000 bed days.
  • Milton Keynes General Hospital NHS Trust: 12 cases – rate of 0.19 per 1,000 bed days.
  • South Devon Healthcare NHS Trust: 15 cases – rate of 0.19 per 1,000 bed days.
  • Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Trust: 14 cases – rate of 0.18 per 1,000 bed days.
  • Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust: 9 cases – rate of 0.18 per 1,000 bed days.
  • North Middlesex Hospital NHS Trust: 15 cases – rate of 0.18 per 1,000 bed days.
  • Poole Hospitals NHS Trust: 20 cases – rate of 0.18 per 1,000 bed days.
  • Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust: 20 cases – rate of 0.18 per 1,000 bed days.
  • Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham University Hospital NHS Trust: 26 cases – rate of 0.18 per 1,000 bed days.
  • United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust: 39 cases – rate of 0.18 per 1,000 bed days.
  • Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust: 22 cases – rate of 0.18 per 1,000 bed days.
  • Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust: 57 cases – rate of 0.18 per 1,000 bed days.
  • Hillingdon Hospital NHS Trust: 14 cases – rate of 0.18 per 1,000 bed days.
  • Tameside and Glossop Acute Services NHS Trust: 17 cases – rate of 0.18 per 1,000 bed days.
  • Central Manchester & Manchester Children’s University NHS Trust: 31 cases – rate of 0.17 per 1,000 bed days.
  • The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn NHS Trust: 15 cases – rate of 0.17 per 1,000 bed days.
  • The Royal West Sussex NHS Trust: 13 cases – rate of 0.17 per 1,000 bed days.
  • Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust: 28 cases – rate of 0.17 per 1,000 bed days.
  • East Sussex Hospitals NHS Trust: 29 cases – rate of 0.17 per 1,000 bed days.
  • East Kent Hospitals NHS Trust: 42 cases – rate of 0.17 per 1,000 bed days.
  • Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital NHS Trust: 26 cases – rate of 0.17 per 1,000 bed days.
  • James Paget Healthcare NHS Trust: 14 cases – rate of 0.16 per 1,000 bed days.
  • Walsall Hospitals NHS Trust: 17 cases – rate of 0.16 per 1,000 bed days.
  • Dartford & Gravesham NHS Trust: 12 cases – rate of 0.16 per 1,000 bed days.
  • Wrightington, Wigan & Leigh NHS Trust: 19 cases – rate of 0.16 per 1,000 bed days.
  • Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust: 12 cases – rate of 0.16 per 1,000 bed days.
  • Shrewsbury And Telford Hospitals NHS Trust: 23 cases – rate of 0.16 per 1,000 bed days.
  • Epsom & St. Helier NHS Trust: 21 cases – rate of 0.16 per 1,000 bed days.
  • Swindon & Marlborough NHS Trust: 13 cases – rate of 0.16 per 1,000 bed days.
  • Bolton Hospitals NHS Trust: 17 cases – rate of 0.16 per 1,000 bed days.
  • Christie Hospital NHS Trust: 5 cases – rate of 0.16 per 1,000 bed days.
  • Royal Berkshire & Battle Hospitals NHS Trust: 18 cases – rate of 0.15 per 1,000 bed days.
  • City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust: 22 cases – rate of 0.15 per 1,000 bed days.
  • Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust: 30 cases – rate of 0.15 per 1,000 bed days.
  • Barking, Havering & Redbridge Hospitals NHS Trust: 38 cases – rate of 0.15 per 1,000 bed days.
  • Stockport NHS Foundation Trust: 21 cases – rate of 0.15 per 1,000 bed days.
  • Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Trust: 20 cases – rate of 0.15 per 1,000 bed days.
  • Newham Healthcare NHS Trust: 11 cases – rate of 0.15 per 1,000 bed days.
  • Frimley Park Hospital NHS Foundation Trust: 14 cases – rate of 0.15 per 1,000 bed days.
  • Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust: 15 cases – rate of 0.15 per 1,000 bed days.
  • Maidstone & Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust: 20 cases – rate of 0.15 per 1,000 bed days.
  • Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust: 16 cases – rate of 0.15 per 1,000 bed days.
  • Lewisham Hospital NHS Trust: 14 cases – rate of 0.15 per 1,000 bed days.
  • North Hampshire Hospitals NHS Trust: 9 cases – rate of 0.14 per 1,000 bed days.
  • University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust: 47 cases – rate of 0.14 per 1,000 bed days.
  • Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust: 13 cases – rate of 0.14 per 1,000 bed days.
  • The Walton Centre for Neurology & Neurosurgery NHS Trust: 3 cases – rate of 0.14 per 1,000 bed days.
  • Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust: 10 cases – rate of 0.14 per 1,000 bed days.
  • Dudley Group of Hospitals NHS Trust: 18 cases – rate of 0.14 per 1,000 bed days.
  • South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust: 9 cases – rate of 0.14 per 1,000 bed days.
  • East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust: 25 cases – rate of 0.13 per 1,000 bed days.
  • Heatherwood & Wexham Park Hospitals NHS Trust: 13 cases – rate of 0.13 per 1,000 bed days.
  • Airedale NHS Trust: 9 cases – rate of 0.13 per 1,000 bed days.
  • Medway NHS Trust: 14 cases – rate of 0.13 per 1,000 bed days.
  • Kettering General Hospital NHS Trust: 11 cases – rate of 0.13 per 1,000 bed days.
  • North West London Hospitals NHS Trust: 21 cases – rate of 0.13 per 1,000 bed days.
  • Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust: 3 cases – rate of 0.13 per 1,000 bed days.
  • Queen Elizabeth Hospital NHS Trust: 11 cases – rate of 0.13 per 1,000 bed days.
  • Taunton & Somerset NHS Trust: 12 cases – rate of 0.12 per 1,000 bed days.
  • Essex Rivers Healthcare NHS Trust: 13 cases – rate of 0.12 per 1,000 bed days.
  • Blackpool, Fylde And Wyre Hospitals NHS Trust: 22 cases – rate of 0.12 per 1,000 bed days.
  • Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust: 26 cases – rate of 0.12 per 1,000 bed days.
  • Calderdale & Huddersfield NHS Trust: 18 cases – rate of 0.12 per 1,000 bed days.
  • Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust: 32 cases – rate of 0.12 per 1,000 bed days.
  • North Tees & Hartlepool NHS Trust: 15 cases – rate of 0.12 per 1,000 bed days.
  • North Cheshire Hospitals NHS Trust: 15 cases – rate of 0.12 per 1,000 bed days.
  • Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust: 20 cases – rate of 0.12 per 1,000 bed days.
  • Morecambe Bay Hospitals NHS Trust: 18 cases – rate of 0.12 per 1,000 bed days.
  • Trafford Healthcare NHS Trust: 7 cases – rate of 0.12 per 1,000 bed days.
  • University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire NHS Trust: 23 cases – rate of 0.12 per 1,000 bed days.
  • East Somerset NHS Trust: 6 cases – rate of 0.12 per 1,000 bed days.
  • East Cheshire NHS Trust – 7 cases – rate of 0.11 per 1,000 bed days.
  • East & North Hertfordshire NHS Trust: 17 cases – rate of 0.11 per 1,000 bed days.
  • Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Trust: 29 cases – rate of 0.11 per 1,000 bed days.
  • Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust: 9 cases – rate of 0.11 per 1,000 bed days.
  • North Cumbria Acute Hospitals NHS Trust: 12 cases – rate of 0.11 per 1,000 bed days.
  • Southend Hospital NHS Trust: 13 cases – rate of 0.11 per 1,000 bed days.
  • Salisbury Healthcare NHS Trust: 9 cases – rate of 0.11 per 1,000 bed days.
  • George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust: 7 cases – rate of 0.10 per 1,000 bed days.
  • Wirral Hospital NHS Trust: 18 cases – rate of 0.10 per 1,000 bed days.
  • Scarborough & NE Yorkshire Healthcare NHS Trust: 8 cases – rate of 0.09 per 1,000 bed days.
  • Royal Liverpool Children’s NHS Trust: 3 cases – rate of 0.09 per 1,000 bed days.
  • Rotherham General Hospitals NHS Trust: 9 cases – rate of 0.09 per 1,000 bed days.
  • Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust: 15 cases – rate of 0.09 per 1,000 bed days.
  • Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust: 5 cases – rate of 0.09 per 1,000 bed days.
  • County Durham and Darlington Acute Hospitals NHS Trust: 16 cases – rate of 0.08 per 1,000 bed days.
  • Northern Lincolnshire & Goole Hospitals NHS Trust: 12 cases – rate of 0.08 per 1,000 bed days.
  • The Royal Bournemouth & Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust: 11 cases – rate of 0.08 per 1,000 bed days.
  • Southport & Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust: 8 cases – rate of 0.08 per 1,000 bed days.
  • West Dorset General Hospitals NHS Trust : 5 cases – rate of 0.08 per 1,000 bed days.
  • Derby Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust: 13 cases – rate of 0.08 per 1,000 bed days.
  • Clatterbridge Centre for Oncology NHS Trust: 1 case – rate of 0.08 per 1,000 bed days.
  • York Health Services NHS Trust: 9 cases – rate of 0.08 per 1,000 bed days.
  • Whipps Cross University Hospital NHS Trust : 9 cases – rate of 0.07 per 1,000 bed days.
  • Sheffield Children’s Hospital NHS Trust: 1 case – rate of 0.06 per 1,000 bed days.
  • Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Trust: 2 cases – rate of 0.06 per 1,000 bed days.
  • Birmingham Children’s Hospitals NHS Trust : 2 cases – rate of 0.05 per 1,000 bed days.
  • Nuffield Orthopaedic NHS Trust: 1 case – rate of 0.05 per 1,000 bed days.
  • St Helen’s & Knowsley Hospitals NHS Trust: 6 cases – rate of 0.04 per 1,000 bed days.
  • The Cardiothoracic Centre – Liverpool NHS Trust: 1 case – rate of 0.04 per 1,000 bed days.
  • Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust: 4 cases – rate of 0.04 per 1,000 bed days.
  • Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Trust: 2 cases – rate of 0.03 per 1,000 bed days.
  • The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust: 1 case – rate of 0.03 per 1,000 bed days.
  • Winchester & Eastleigh Healthcare NHS Trust: 2 cases – rate of 0.02 per 1,000 bed days.
  • Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust: 0 cases – rate of 0 per 1,000 bed days.
  • Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases NHS Foundation Trust: 0 cases – rate of 0 per 1,000 bed days.
  • Robert Jones & Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic & District Hospital NHS Trust: 0 cases – rate of 0 per 1,000 bed days.
  • Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust: 0 cases – rate of 0 per 1,000 bed days.
  • Liverpool Women’s NHS Foundation Trust: 0 cases – rate of 0 per 1,000 bed days.
  • Isle of Wight Healthcare NHS Trust: 0 cases – rate of 0 per 1,000 bed days.
  • Birmingham Women’s Healthcare NHS Trust: 0 cases – rate of 0 per 1,000 bed days.

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MRSA Figures based on statistics released in 2006