Meticillin resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a type of staphylococcus aureus that has become resistant to the antibiotic Meticillin and some other commonly used antibiotics.

How UHS is doing with MRSA

The Trust has an MRSA screening programme for all admissions with a few exceptions. This enables patients colonised or infected with MRSA to be identified and appropriate measures taken.