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Healthcare-associated infections

Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) is a type of bacterium that can cause serious illness, especially if it infects the bloodstream of a patient. Some of these infections are acquired while receiving care from hospitals and other healthcare services. Hospitals aim to have as few cases of these healthcare-associated infections as possible.

The data presented shows S. aureus bloodstream infections determined to have been acquired while receiving care at this hospital.

Staphylococcus aureus bloodstream infections

In 2012–13 there were too few days under surveillance to allow calculation of this indicator.

Year Cases Rate Peer group average Bed days under surveillance
In 2012–13 there were too few days under surveillance to allow calculation of this indicator.
In 2011–12 there were too few days under surveillance to allow calculation of this indicator.
In 2010–11 there were too few days under surveillance to allow calculation of this indicator.
2012–13 0 - unpeered <5000
2011–12 1 - unpeered <5000
2010–11 0 - unpeered <5000