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Safety & quality

Healthcare-associated infections

S. aureus (‘Golden staph’) is a type of bacteria 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.

Staphylococcus aureus bloodstream infections

In 2015–16 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.
2015–16 0 NP unpeered <5,000
2014–15 0 NP unpeered <5,000
2013–14 0 NP unpeered <5,000
2012–13 0 NP unpeered <5,000
2011–12 1 NP unpeered <5,000
2010–11 0 NP unpeered <5,000