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Fewer than 50 beds
Information on emergency department is not available
This is a private hospital

Hervey Bay Surgical 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 2013–14 data for this hospital were not available.

Year Cases Rate Peer group average Patient days under surveillance
NA Data for this hospital were not available in this time period.
2013–14 0 NA Not peered NA
2012–13 NA 0.00 Not peered NA
2011–12 NA 0.00 Not peered NA
2010–11 NA 0.00 Not peered NA

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