HC Deb 28 June 1999 vol 334 c48W
Mr. Gordon Prentice

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many health service staff(a) died and (b) became ill as a result of contracting a disease or picking up an infection while in hospital for each year since 1990. [88123]

Mr. Denham

Under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995 there is a statutory obligation on all employers to report illnesses or infections contracted through work to the Health and Safety Executive. The National Health Service Executive does not collect this information separately but seeks to ensure through guidance that employers comply with the legislation, and that all illnesses and infections falling within the categories laid down in the Regulations are reported.