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200 to 500 beds
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Holy Spirit Northside Private 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 2012–13, there were 9 cases reported during 70,366 days of patient care under surveillance at this hospital. The rate of infection was 1.28 cases per 10,000 days of patient care under surveillance.

Year Cases Rate Peer group average Patient days under surveillance
2012–13 9 1.28 Not peered 70,366
2011–12 3 0.44 Not peered 67,931
2010–11 5 0.75 Not peered 66,242