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Healthcare-associated infections

Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus or ‘Golden staph’) is a type of bacterium that can cause an infection of the bloodstream and can be acquired after a patient receives medical care or treatment in hospital. Contracting an S. aureus bloodstream infection while in hospital can be life-threatening. Hospitals aim to have as few cases as possible.

The data presented below show S. aureus bloodstream infections that were found to have been acquired while receiving care at this hospital.

All healthcare-associated S. aureus bloodstream infections

In 2016–17 reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.

Year Cases Rate Peer group average Bed days under surveillance
NP Rates based on less than 5,000 bed days under surveillance are not published.
2016–17 0 NP Not peered <5,000
2015–16 0 NP Not peered <5,000
2014–15 0 NP Not peered <5,000
2013–14 0 NP Not peered <5,000
2012–13 0 NP Not peered <5,000
2011–12 0 NP Not peered <5,000
2010–11 0 NP Not peered <5,000

Healthcare-associated methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) bloodstream infections

An S. aureus bloodstream infection that is identified by a laboratory as being caused by methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) may cause more harm to patients and is associated with poorer outcomes as there are fewer antibiotics available to treat the infection.

In 2016–17 reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.

Year Cases Rate Peer group average Bed days under surveillance
NP Rates based on less than 5,000 bed days under surveillance are not published.
2016–17 0 NP Not peered <5,000

Healthcare-associated methicillin-sensitive S. aureus (MSSA) bloodstream infections

An S. aureus bloodstream infection that is identified by a laboratory as being caused by methicillin-sensitive S. aureus is referred to as MSSA.

In 2016–17 reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.

Year Cases Rate Peer group average Bed days under surveillance
NP Rates based on less than 5,000 bed days under surveillance are not published.
2016–17 0 NP Not peered <5,000