MRSA (Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus)

Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a bacteria that lives on the skin and mucous membranes (nose) of healthy people. When this bacteria becomes resistant to certain antibiotics it is called MRSA.

Patients who contract MRSA will be placed under isolation precautions. It is important for all who enter the patient’s room, to follow all of the directions on the precaution sign posted outside the room. Using an alcohol-based hand rub or hand washing before and after contact with any patient is the best way you can help prevent the spread of MRSA.

STEGH posts its infection rates online on a monthly basis with new information posted on our site, and on the Ministry’s website, on the last day of every month.

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MRSA Rates at STEGH as Reported to the Ministry​​​​​​​


# of new cases of MRSA
January - March 2024


STEGH takes your care and your safety very seriously and we are extremely committed to transparency. On a quarterly basis we will be reporting our infection rates on our website.


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