Government of New Brunswick

Healthcare associated infections (HAIs) are infections that patients acquire from healthcare facilities, such as hospitals, while receiving treatment or care for an unrelated condition. These infections can be serious. Examples of HAIs are Clostridium difficile (C. difficile), methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), and bloodstream infections. High standards of infection control practice can minimize these risks.   

New Brunswick’s HAIs surveillance system provides rates and trends for HAIs in all acute care facilities in New Brunswick. Monitoring HAIs helps us improve the health of our communities and protect our healthcare providers through the development of evidence based infection prevention and control guidelines.  


General Resources


Quarterly Healthcare Associated Infections Surveillance Report