Healthcare associated infections

23 May 2018

WA Health is committed to improving the safety and quality of care in our hospitals. This includes a commitment to publicly reporting on infections that people may contract while being cared for in a healthcare setting (a healthcare-associated infection). These infections can be caused by a bacteria called Staphylococcus aureus.

Our hospitals have surveillance programs to monitor compliance with hand hygiene and the rate of Staphylococcus aureus bloodstream infection, in order to prevent and control the spread of infection. These quarterly reports show the most recent results related to healthcare-acquired Staphylococcus aureus bloodstream infection.