Healthcare Associated Infections (HAI)

St Vincent’s Lismore is committed to minimising the risk of healthcare associated infections that can occur as a result of healthcare interventions and micro-organisms such as bacteria and viruses. These infections can occur when being treated in a hospital, a nursing home, another healthcare provider or at home.


Staphylococcus Aureus Bacteraemia (SAB)

In addition to Hand Hygiene data, St Vincent’s Lismore provides data on the number of cases of SAB (per 10,000 bed days of patient care) for reporting through Hand Hygiene Australia (HHA).


The above graph shows St Vincent’s Lismore’s occurrence of healthcare associated Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia (SAB). The current national benchmark is currently two (2) cases per 10,000 days of patient care. A lower rate is better.


These results are submitted for publication on the MyHospitals website.