Winnipeg Regional Health Authority
Rates of Vancomycin Resistant Enterococcus

Table 5: Winnipeg Regional Health Authority Site Specific Rates of Vancomycin Resistant Enterococcus (VRE)

April 1 -June 30, 2008

Cases Rate per 1,000 Admissions
Apr 1 -
Jun 30/08
Apr 1/07 -
Mar 31/08
Apr 1 -
Jun 30/08
HSC 3 0.19 0.37
SBGH 0 0.09 0.00
VGH 9 0.40 6.82
GH 0 0.00 0.00
CH 0 0.00 0.00
SOGH 0 0.00 0.00
RHC 0 0.00 0.00
DLC 0 0.00 0.00
MHC 0 0.00 0.00
Total 12 0.13 0.58

Healthcare-associated cases include cases acquired in the hospital.

Rate per 1,000 Admissions: # healthcare-associated cases

# of admission
X 1,000


HSC = Health Sciences Centre
SBGH = St. Boniface General Hospital
VGH = Victoria General Hospital
GH = Grace Hospital
CH = Concordia Hospital

SOGH = Seven Oaks General Hospital
RHC = Riverview Health Centre
DLC = Deer Lodge Centre
MHC = Misericordia Health Centre

Table 6:  Winnipeg Regional Health Authority Rates of Vancomycin Resistant Enterococcus Compared to Published Rates

Location Rate per 1,000
Canada 1999* 0.4
Canada 2000* 0.5
Canada 2001* 0.4
Canada 2002* 0.6
Canada 2003* 0.6
Canada 2004* 0.8
Canada 2005* 1.3
Winnipeg 2004/2005** 1.1
Winnipeg 2005/2006** 0.3
Winnipeg 2006/2007** 0.04
Winnipeg 2007/2008** 0.1
Winnipeg (Apr 1 – June 30/08) 0.6


* April 1 to March 31, fiscal year

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