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Royal Prince Alfred Institute of Rheumatology & Orthopaedics

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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

For 2017–18, this hospital reported under Royal Prince Alfred Hospital.

Year Cases Rate Peer group average Patient days under surveillance
- Data were included in the reporting for another hospital.
See this hospital’s data reported on Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
2017–18 - - - -
2016–17 - - - -
2015–16 - - - -
2014–15 0 0.00 Not peered 5,312
2013–14 0 0.00 Not peered 5,360
2012–13 0 0.00 Not peered 5,504
2011–12 0 0.00 Not peered 5,675
2010–11 0 0.00 Not peered 5,924

- Data were included in the reporting for another hospital.

See this hospital’s data reported on Royal Prince Alfred Hospital

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.

For all reported periods, this hospital reported under Royal Prince Alfred Hospital.

Year Cases Rate Peer group average Patient days under surveillance
- Data were included in the reporting for another hospital.
See this hospital’s data reported on Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
2017–18 - - - -
2016–17 - - - -

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.

For all reported periods, this hospital reported under Royal Prince Alfred Hospital.

Year Cases Rate Peer group average Patient days under surveillance
- Data were included in the reporting for another hospital.
See this hospital’s data reported on Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
2017–18 - - - -
2016–17 - - - -

- Data were included in the reporting for another hospital.

See this hospital’s data reported on Royal Prince Alfred Hospital