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Patient Outcomes

As part of our quality framework, we regularly measure and benchmark ourselves against a range of 'Clinical Indicators'.

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Infection Rate (Staph Aureus Bacteraemia or SAB)

Abbotsford Private Hospital’s Infection Rates

Germs can cause an infection known as staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia (SAB) which needs antibiotic treatment if it enters the blood. Some serious strains are resistant to antibiotics.

Abbotsford Private Hospital’s rate of infection is almost zero, well below the national average for hospitals. To reduce the risk of hospital acquired infections, we use best practice infection prevention and control with a focus on hand washing as this is the most effective way to stop germs spreading or entering the blood.

We provide continual education and training to all our caregivers to ensure we keep our infection rate well below the national target.

The graph below shows the number of patients that developed a hospital acquired Staphylococcus Aureus Bacteraemia (SAB) infection. Abbotsford Private Hospital’s rate is lower (better) than the industry benchmark. Abbotsford Private Hospital has a number of risk mitigation strategies in place to reduce the risk of transmission of Health Care Associated Infections.

The most valuable prevention is for everyone to wash their hands, patients, visitors and health professionals alike.

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Clostridium Difficile (C Diff)

Abbotsford Private Hospital C Diff Rates

C Diff is an infection of the bowel that causes diarrhoea. It can be caused by too many courses of antibiotics or very strong doses of antibiotics. The industry rate varies from 2 to 3 cases per 10,000 days of patient care.

The graph below shows the Clostridium Difficile infection rate at Abbotsford Private Hospital is 0%, well below the industry average, meaning a patient is less likely to develop a C Diff infection at Abbotsford Private Hospital.

To reduce the risk of hospital acquired infections, we use best practice infection prevention and control with a focus on hand washing as this is the most effective way to stop germs entering the blood. We provide continual education and training to all our healthcare workers to ensure we keep our infection rate well below the national target.