– 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 could you break the results down by year, rather than providing them as one number?
The Trust requested clarification and received the following response:
The point of this question is to determine whether, in the wake of stories about so-called superbugs and drug-resistant fungi such as Candida Auris, there is any truth to speculation that drug-resistant infections are on the rise, and if so, to what extent.
So, of course I am interested to know about the number of cases of so-called superbugs but I am also looking for trends of other, less well-documented, cases of antimicrobial drug resistance.
Therefore, ideally I would like data on all such cases.
However, if this is impossible, then I would like the data as requested on cases of drug resistance in the following:
1. Acinetobacter baumannii
2. Pseudomonas aeruginosa
4. Enterococcus faecium
5. Staphylococcus aureus
6. Helicobacter pylori
7. Campylobacter spp.
9. Neisseria gonorrhoeae
10. Candida auris