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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 2013/14

MRSA year totals 0506 to 1314

MRSA cases so far - 2015/16

In 2015/16 we have a target of no more than zero avoidable infections.

To date there have been 0 cases for 2015/16.

MRSA BSUH 20 February 2014