Despite Covid hospitalisations stubbornly around 600, infections caught in hospital wards have been falling since a peak at the end of September.
BBC Scotland, for some reason, seems to consider this news to be not in the public interest anymore. In November 2020, BBC Scotland Correspondent for Health, Lisa Summers, tweeted excitedly:
Public Health England avoid any reporting of comparable figures.
TuS was able, however, on 12 November 2022, to report:
A very powerful indicator of the effectiveness of a hospital, of a health board and, of course, of a health secretary, is the extent to which patients are protected from becoming more ill after admission due to a hospital-acquired infection (HAI).
HAI Covid data is published weekly by Public Health Scotland but has been tricky to find for other parts of the UK
In October 2022, however, the above graph popped up in Twitter, with this commentary:
Hospital-Acquired Covid in England – 20th October update In the last 28 days, 11,234 of 30,439 people in hospital with Covid probably or definitely caught it there (36.9%) Still extremely high; seems to be stabilising at around a third of Covid patients catching it there!
In Scotland, we can see that the equivalent figure then was 817 probable and definite cases.
With 10 times the population, NHS England might have had, all things being equal, around 8 170 cases but had 11 234, 37% more.
With 3 548 Covid cases in Scottish hospitals in the same period, 817 HAIs is only 23% compared to 37% in NHS England.
Note, the two 37% figures is a coincidence.