MRSA is a bacterium that is resistant to some but not all antibiotics. Many people carry MRSA on their skin where it causes no harm - this is called colonisation. If the MRSA gets into a wound or into the bloodstream via a drip or catheter it can cause infection.
MRSA infections can be prevented by cleaning the skin before surgery or inserting a drip, by hand hygiene and by making sure drips and lines are kept clean.
Click here to view the MRSA and MRSA Screening information leaflet
What we have achieved...
MRSA cases by year from 2005/06 to 2012/13
MRSA cases so far - 2014/15
Between April 2014 to March 2015 we must aim for no avoidable hospital acquired cases.
To date there have been 3 cases for 2014/15.