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50 to 99 beds
This hospital has an emergency department
This is a public hospital

Gympie Hospital

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Safety & quality

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 2017–18, there was 1 case reported during 24,370 days of patient care under surveillance at this hospital. The rate of infection was 0.41 cases per 10,000 days of patient care under surveillance, compared to this hospital's national peer group performance of 0.55.

Year Cases Rate Peer group average Patient days under surveillance
NA Data for this hospital were not available in this time period.
2017–18 1 0.41 0.55 24,370
2016–17 0 0.00 0.49 25,381
2015–16 1 0.39 0.51 25,434
2014–15 1 0.38 0.42 26,463
2013–14 1 0.40 0.47 25,041
2012–13 0 0.00 0.63 24,718
2011–12 1 0.41 0.50 24,417
2010–11 NA NA 0.68 NA

NA Data for this hospital were not available in this time period.

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 2017–18, there were 0 cases of MRSA reported during 24,370 days of patient care under surveillance at this hospital. The rate of infection was 0.00 cases per 10,000 days of patient care under surveillance, compared to this hospital's national peer group performance of 0.11.

Year Cases Rate Peer group average Patient days under surveillance
2017–18 0 0.00 0.11 24,370
2016–17 0 0.00 0.08 25,381

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 2017–18, there was 1 case of MSSA reported during 24,370 days of patient care under surveillance at this hospital. The rate of infection was 0.41 cases per 10,000 days of patient care under surveillance, compared to this hospital's national peer group performance of 0.44.

Year Cases Rate Peer group average Patient days under surveillance
2017–18 1 0.41 0.44 24,370
2016–17 0 0.00 0.42 25,381