As part of the HSE strategy for prevention and control of healthcare-associated infection (HCAI), Say No to Infection, launched in March 2007, the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) has been asked to coordinate the publication of data relating to HCAI and antimicrobial resistance (AMR) for acute public hospitals in Ireland. This report provides the initial baseline publication of these data.
Three datasets are included in this report, all relating to data reported by hospitals for 2006 and 2007:
- Antibiotic consumption
- Staphylococcus aureus bloodstream isolates
- Alcohol-based hand rub consumption
The report can be read or downloaded on this page.