Scottish Surveillance of Healthcare Associated Infection Programme (SSHAIP)



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Healthcare Associated Infection Annual Report 2014 26 May 2015

Healthcare Associated Infection Annual Report 2014

This is the sixth HAI Annual Report on the surveillance of Healthcare Associated Infections (HAI) in Scotland covering the period January - December 2014.

It provides a stocktake of the epidemiology of HAI in Scotland to supplement the routine quarterly reports of the mandatory surveillance programmes for Staphylococcus aureus, Clostridium difficile and surgical site infection, which are run by HPS.

The aim of this report is to identify key information on HAI in Scotland, demonstrating the burden of infection, trends in infection incidence, share supplementary epidemiological and microbiological data from the national reference laboratories and identify future priorities.


An infographic to accompany the Executive Summary and each chapter of the HAI Annual Report is available to download below.

Executive Summary

SSI infographic

Surgical Site
HAIs in Intensive Care Units
C. difficile

SSI infographic


HAI in ICU infographic


CDI infographic


S. aureus
E. coli
Urinary Tract

Staphylococcus aureus Bacteraemia infographic


E coli infographic


UTI infographic


Carbapenemase-producing Bacteria
Norovirus Outbreaks
Hospital HAI Outbreaks
and Provision of Support to Boards

Carbapenemase-producing Bacteria infographic


Norovirus outbreak infographic


Hospital HAI outbreaks infographic


Hand Hygiene
Development of Guidance

Hand Hygiene infographic


Development of Guidance infographic


Decontamination infographic



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