An estimated 10% of in-patients acquire Nosocomial Infections during their stay in hospital

An estimated 10% of in-patients acquire Nosocomial Infections during their stay in hospital, with the rate being directly proportional to the length of stay.  Patients in the intensive care and burns/trauma units are at highest risk, with urinary tract infection, pneumonias, surgical wound infection and bloodstream infections accounting for up to 80% of all reported cases.

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