MRSA in Acute Hospitals


Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC)

Key information

The number of Staphylococci aureus (SAU) isolates from blood cultures, including the number of meticillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and meticillin susceptible Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA) isolates, the SAU, MRSA and MSSA rates per 1,000 bed days used, the MRSA rate per 100 blood cultures, blood culturing rate per 1,000 admissions, listed by individual hospital. Statistics are also aggregated by type of hospital and hospital group.


Data from public acute hospitals on Staphylococcus aureus bloodstream isolates, collected as part of the European Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance System (EARS-Net), and data on bed-days used from the HSE's Business Intelligence Unit, Corporate Planning and Corporate Performance (CPCP) section for all public hospitals, and directly from the finance/infection control departments for the majority of private hospitals.


All acute hospitals.



Reference period

Calendar quarter

Start date

Quarterly data from Q1 2007 and annual data from 2006


3-6 months after the end of the reference period


  • Hospital type
    Tertiary; Secondary; Primary; Orthopaedic; Paediatric; Maternity; ENT, Ophthalmology; Oncology.
  • Hospital group
    Dublin Midlands; Dublin North; Dublin South; Mid Western; North Eastern; South Eastern; Southern; West/North Western.


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