At Mater, we understand that germs can cause an infection known as Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia which needs antibiotic treatment if it enters the blood. Some strains are resistant to antibiotics. Our rate of infection is well below the national average for hospitals.
To reduce the risk of hospital acquired infections, we use best-practice infection 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 staff and volunteers to ensure we keep our infection rate well below the national target.