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HEATS Target

Current Status

For the year ending December 2014, the rate of staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia (including MRSA) cases across NHSScotland was 0.30 per 1,000 acute occupied bed days.

HEAT Target

Further reduce healthcare associated infections so that by March 2015 NHS Boards' staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia (including MRSA) cases are 0.24 or less per 1,000 acute occupied bed days; and the rate of Clostridium difficile infections in patients aged 15 and over is 0.32 cases or less per 1,000 total occupied bed days.

MRSA / MSSA reductions

Why is this HEAT target important?

To provide professional and clinical leadership in reducing Healthcare Associated Infection (HAI) in hospitals and other settings ensuring safe and effective care and systems as well as maximising healthcare outcomes for patients.

How are we performing?

Target due for delivery in 2014/15

The target is to achieve a reduction in the infection rate of staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia (including MRSA) cases to 0.24 or less per 1,000 acute occupied bed days by March 2015.

For the year ending December 2014, the rate of MRSA/MSSA cases across NHSScotland was 0.30 per 1,000 acute occupied bed days.

The graph below shows national performance on MRSA/MSSA infections since the year ending March 2006.

MRSA~MSSA reductions since 2006 (Apr 2015)

Note: Chart above only includes annual NWTC figures from year ending March 2010 onwards.

NHS Board level performance is shown in the table below.

Rate per 1,000 acute occupied bed days by NHS Board, year ending December 2014 and NHS Board LDP target

NHS Board Year ending December 2014 NHS Board target (due for delivery 2014/15)
NHS AYRSHIRE & ARRAN 0.34 0.24
NHS BORDERS 0.46 0.24
NHS DUMFRIES & GALLOWAY 0.31 0.24
NHS FIFE 0.29 0.24
NHS FORTH VALLEY 0.47 0.24
NHS GRAMPIAN 0.30 0.24
NHS GREATER GLASGOW & CLYDE 0.26 0.24
NHS HIGHLAND 0.23 0.24
NHS LANARKSHIRE 0.36 0.24
NHS LOTHIAN 0.31 0.24
NHS ORKNEY 0.06 0.24
NHS SHETLAND 0.46 0.24
NHS TAYSIDE 0.33 0.24
NHS WESTERN ISLES 0.14 0.24
NHS NATIONAL WAITING TIMES CENTRE 0.10 0.24
NHSSCOTLAND 0.30 0.24
 

Further Information

Healthcare Associated Infections

Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemias - quarterly report

Related National Outcomes