ARHAI Scotland developed a new surveillance system to monitor hospital transmission of COVID-19 at pace during 2020. This system monitors nosocomial COVID-19 infections (based on those presenting 8 days or more after admission to hospital). The intelligence has been used to provide critical evidence to inform infection prevention and control measures, guidance and policy within hospitals.
Due to the lower number of hospital onset COVID-19 cases, and to support NHS boards by reducing local Infection Prevention and Control Team resource required for surveillance, the last publication of this report was issued on 1st March 2023.
Hospital onset COVID-19 cases in Scotland
Read the latest weekly commentary on hospital onset COVID-19 cases in Scotland:
Read the latest quarterly commentary on Hospital onset COVID-19 mortality in Scotland:
Annual surveillance of healthcare associated infection reports
Read the latest healthcare associated infection annual report below:
Infection prevention and control
For infection prevention and control guidance visit the A-Z pathogens section of the National Infection and Prevention Control Manual.