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Healthcare associated infections (HCAI) data

Health Boards (HBs) and Trusts across Wales have worked with Public Health Wales (PHW) to publish data on Healthcare associated Infections in a clear format with description.

This helps to improve the clarity and quality of regular data about the NHS in Wales.

Public Health Wales has previously published data relating to a number of national HCAI surveillance schemes.

For the first time in Wales you can now access data by Health Board and by general acute hospital relating specifically to: 

  • Clostridium difficile infection (antibiotic associated diarrhoea) and 
  • Staphylococcus aureus blood stream infections.

Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board
Aneurin Bevan Health Board
Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board
Cardiff & Vale University Health Board
Cwm Taf Health Board
Hywel Dda Health Board
Velindre NHS Trust

Powys Teaching Health Board

Public Health Wales

Public Health Wales – Monitoring

PHW monitors a range of infections to help with:

  • local and national infection prevention and control 
  • control of antimicrobial resistance

-in healthcare organisations.

The data and information collected informs and improves practice. It is used to develop new ways of working to reduce preventable HCAIs to an absolute minimum.

Public Health Wales will continue to work with HBs and Trusts to make more information on a range of HCAIs available.