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Linacre 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 2017–18, there were 0 cases reported during 10,321 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.

Year Cases Rate Peer group average Patient days under surveillance
2017–18 0 0.00 Not peered 10,321
2016–17 0 0.00 Not peered 10,247
2015–16 1 0.84 Not peered 11,976
2014–15 1 0.83 Not peered 12,111
2013–14 0 0.00 Not peered 13,324
2012–13 0 0.00 Not peered 14,584

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 10,321 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.

Year Cases Rate Peer group average Patient days under surveillance
NA Data for this hospital were not available in this time period.
2017–18 0 0.00 Not peered 10,321
2016–17 NA NA Not peered 10,247

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 were 0 cases of MSSA reported during 10,321 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.

Year Cases Rate Peer group average Patient days under surveillance
NA Data for this hospital were not available in this time period.
2017–18 0 0.00 Not peered 10,321
2016–17 NA NA Not peered 10,247

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