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Posted by Bev
Last Reply August 24, 2005 at 10:15
Started August 10, 2005 at 11:05

MRSA SUPPORT is the support group for sufferers and dependants of MRSA, an infection which can leave a legacy of disability, ongoing illness and death. The most virulent strains of MRSA are found only in hospital and, as has been illustrated by press reports of babies and healthy young adults becoming infected, any hospital patient is at risk, not only the old, immune-suppressed and long-stay patient.

The Public Accounts Committee quotes a figure of 5,000 deaths a year from MRSA contracted in hospitals but admits these are based on studies carried out in the 1980s in America, a country with a huge MRSA problem Ė possibly not the best example to follow. We believe that the figures reported by the Department of Health only account for around 6% of those who fall victim to MRSA and the Support Groupís own calculations based on the National Audit figures suggest a more likely number is around 45,000. The true figure is unknown as there are several categories of MRSA infection w... read more

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Posted by Dave Jones
Last Reply August 23, 2005 at 22:56
Started August 20, 2005 at 13:43
I have just made a posting regarding the revelation made in Anne Maries posting. I had previously seen that a company named Chemsol Consultancy made claims that it's products were endorsed by MRSA support. I then went away from this site for a while and mistakenly typed in to my search engine This takes you straight to the Chemsol Consultancy web site advertising their products. This a straight act of deception and intended to mislead. Having just read that the owner a Dr Chris Malyszewicz does not even have a degree and that his claimed Phd is false it is obvious that this man and his company can't be taken seriously. I see that the MRSA support site also has a link to this man's company. Taking into account the serious nature of the MRSA problem in our hospitals, would someone please answer how this site can be associated with this?

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Dr. C
Posted by Ann-Marie
Last Reply August 22, 2005 at 15:45
Started August 19, 2005 at 15:06
Please see link to an article that some people will find very interesting.

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Christie and MRSA
Posted by Carole
Last Reply August 20, 2005 at 23:29
Started January 2, 2005 at 15:01
Some researchers at The Christy Hospital in Manchester found a three aroma therapy oils combination, which kills MRSA instantly. They need to raise £30,000 for further research but the big pharmeceutical companies are not showing much interestbecause they don't think they can make enough money out of it...........isnt it sad that there is a cure but people don't want to know unless they can turn it into money?

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Doctor Surgery Horror
Posted by aytonangel
Last Reply August 20, 2005 at 23:20
Started March 27, 2005 at 02:23
I became a cleaner in a doctors surgery for a few weeks last year. I left for a few reasons here are some:

1. The temperature was on a constant 22 degrees on the heating system regardless of the temperature outside. Fantastic breeding ground for germs.

2. Our cleaning equipment contained the following:

One Cleaning Cloth
Ordinary cleaning spray you can buy in the shops (Not antibacterial).
Bin Bags

Our duties were to empty each doctors room of rubbish, wipe doen sinks, general tidy, hoover and replace white paper roll on examination beds. Clinical waste went into a bin liner just as ordinary rubbish. The surgery had a large conference room and several offices upstairs that had to be cleaned first before going onto downstairs where the surgery was. There was also a minor procedures room in the surgery that was cleaned the same way - with the same cloth and ordinary cleaning fluid. That same cloth also had to be used to clean the sinks and equipm... read more

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Compliance Monitoring
Posted by Nick
Last Reply August 19, 2005 at 13:22
Started August 19, 2005 at 11:03
We have cameras everywhere in the UK. Has anyone considered using cameras within hospitals as a form of compliance monitoring of employees and visitors. This is done in the US in a slightly different application - that of people involved in a food processing plant. A weekly / monthly report is published to show compliance levels related to a prescribed hygiene process.

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alternative tratments
Posted by catherine
Last Reply August 19, 2005 at 07:57
Started August 15, 2005 at 22:29
has anyone had any experience of treating mrsa with alernative treatments, positive, negative or indifferent ?
My father has just been diagnosed after blood poisoning following a non healing wound. He is not in hospital and the GP had just sent him home with no advice or treatment.

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Posted by moya
Last Reply August 18, 2005 at 14:59
Started August 17, 2005 at 16:36
the reason why the posts are moderated is we do not believe that it is right to use this forum for competitive companies to post against other companies
if you have direct questions regarding company products then it would be better to ring them direct or go to their wedsites to ascertain the facts
MRSA sufferers and their dependants however have every right to question new products that are plied on this forum as they are the ones most affected by MRSA
if you have any problem with this then please email the moderators

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ministers launch an enquiry
Posted by Bev
Last Reply August 16, 2005 at 08:34
Started August 15, 2005 at 07:29
in the daily mail this morning it is revealed that minsters are to launch an enquiry on the spread of MRSA in animals ~ the dept for Enviroment, Food and Rural affairs are selecting a new committe to look into this ~ whilst i applaud Jill Moss for getting this action ~ why wont they do the same for the spread of MRSA in humans ? ~ Geoff Hoon has catagorically stated to Moya that this will never happen despite the fact he was handed over a petition with over 1,000 names ~ maybe its now time for everyone to put pen to paper to their MP's and demand we have the same rights as the poor animals that have suffered ~ we need more and more names NOW for the national petition that we started in june

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re roll call of hidden MRSA victims
Posted by Bev
Last Reply August 15, 2005 at 18:25
Started June 15, 2005 at 12:00
i thought i better start a new thread as the lists are getting very long
so far we have 101 names on the list and hopefully many more will come forward
Tony Blair was handed the list in april when there were about 40 names on it and so far has refused to answer any questions about it - the more names we have the less he can carry on ignoring the growing number of questions

we all know there is a huge cover up going on and until the government run NHS takes accountability for a problem of their creation then there will be many more victims


the published government figures are wrong they do not include contraction by SURGICAL SITE WOUNDS - TUBES/CATHETERS - AND WHERE ITS NOT LISTED ON THE DEATH CERTIFICATE

please help by adding your details

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Posted by Stewart.
Last Reply August 15, 2005 at 12:53
Started August 14, 2005 at 14:01
I have MRSA in the Nephrostomy tube draining my left kidney or the kidney not sure. I'm due to have that kidney removed but since the hospital have found out they been dragging there heals 1 operation date cancelled so far and no other date given.

The treatment has been on/off with the Dr surgery expecting the hospital to sort it and the reverse.

There is no urine comming out of the kidney just mucus or pus, i'm up and down with flu type infections.
I have a Colostomy and Urostomy and don't want MRSA to getting too them.

Any advice would be welcome..


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our baby died of MRSA
Posted by lianne and andy
Last Reply August 15, 2005 at 12:15
Started June 5, 2005 at 16:55
our baby died on 6th dec 04, we was told it was septicemia, I recently asked the hosptial for the blood to be tested again, they said they couldnt do that but they said they know it was MRSA, I waited for it to come through in writing, now i have it what do i do?

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Posted by Maria
Last Reply August 14, 2005 at 13:24
Started August 2, 2005 at 12:32
02 August 2005
Two women from Bristol have told of their heartache and anger after loved ones died in local hospitals following MRSA infections. Maria Cann, of Bishopsworth, and Gill Maw, of Eastville, have spoken out as part of an undercover investigation that exposes the dangers of MRSA in this area.

Maria's mother, Pat Galvin, had been admitted to Bristol Royal Infirmary in February 2003 for surgery after being diagnosed with colon cancer.

The 68-year-old recovered well from her operation, but a year on she discovered the cancer had spread to her lymph nodes and liver.

Pat was booked in for more surgery last March, when the family was still hopeful she would recover. Initially, the signs given by doctors were encouraging.

Maria said: "We'd just arrived on the ward and he came and sat on the bed and actually told her the prognosis was really good. Obviously we were elated."

But Pat was then informed she had an infection, was put on... read more

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MRSA song
Posted by Denise
Last Reply August 14, 2005 at 03:46
Started August 14, 2005 at 03:46
My brother-in-law wrote a song about MRSA, called "Don't let em slip through the cracks" You can here it on Click on the About Us link to hear the song or read the lyrics.
Please take a moment to listen. Thanks.

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Posted by TRACEY
Last Reply August 13, 2005 at 17:42
Started August 13, 2005 at 16:34
My son has just been diagnosed as being MRSA positive (PVL strain). I have picked up that this is a more potent strain but I have only been given the same advise as with regular MRSA. Does anyone have any more information please?

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MRSA...Is it dangerous??
Posted by caz
Last Reply August 13, 2005 at 15:39
Started June 22, 2005 at 18:33
Hello, I'm 16 and my grandma has MRSA. I have looked on the net and it says it can be treated and its not dangerous but I've heard it is!! please can someone tell me if it is!!!

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What do i do now, where do i turn
Posted by louise
Last Reply August 12, 2005 at 10:35
Started August 10, 2005 at 23:51
Hey, im so glad i found this website some of the information previously posted as given me a bit of hope. Ive struggeld over the past 2 years at university with absolute uncontrollable eczema. However recently i have been diagnosed with mrsa on the skin in the armpit and groin (which i found out by seeing a different doctor). as long as i have mrsa i can not continue my studies as i am training to be a physiotherapist and obvously can't have any patient contact. My GP can't understand any risk involvement but its the university rules. anyway i had a 2 week course of antibiotics which was said not to be risistant to and some nasal cream, but it didn't clear. I was given some antseptic wash which i used every day plus the nasal cream and the results of my next swobs were clear. since then it has returned. i can't keep using this sterile wash as its stips the skin of the good bacteria that we need to live aswell as the bad mrsa. i just don't know what to do now. im devistated ... read more

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Legal Aid refused
Posted by Ruth Wollacott
Last Reply August 11, 2005 at 07:49
Started August 9, 2005 at 10:25
From James' solicitor: Apparently it means that Legal Aid have been unable to identify sufficient potential negligence and are of the opinion that James would not win in a compensation claim so will not grant him funding to bring a case.

Dear Ruth,

You will have heard that James' application has been refused, pending further information on potential areas of negligence. I am working on an appeal bundle as we speak. As indicated previously the LSC are being a little more difficult with applications at the moment, particularly in these sorts of cases. I will send them a further report but the reality is that we cannot be more specific as to potential allegations until we have investigated further. The whole purpose of an "Investigative Help" certificate (which is what we are applying for) is to enable us to investigate!

I will be in touch shortly. The LSC may deal with the appeal in house or forward it to a review committee. The review committee process takes a littl... read more

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Hand hygiene
Posted by Andrew Platts
Last Reply August 10, 2005 at 16:26
Started August 9, 2005 at 14:55
I've recently come across the best powerpoint presentation I've seen regarding hand hygiene. It was produced by the Chicago health board and it's better than anything I've seen over here. It's not copyright and can be used by anyone. If anyone would like me to email them a copy let me know.

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Good News for USA!!!
Posted by Denise
Last Reply August 10, 2005 at 15:19
Started May 15, 2005 at 23:24
Tony Field, our Chairperson, and his wife, Barbara, have offered to come to USA to head-up a campaign against MRSA overseas!!! This is such great news for the USA! He is also in the process of writing another booklet to address issues specific to CA-MRSA. Copies of "MRSA - A Patients Defence" by Tony Field are available by post now in US. If you'd like a copy, please e-mail your address to
Any inquiries and/or suggestions about speaking engagements in USA can be posted here or e-mailed to
Let's work together to make Tony and Barbara's trip as fruitful as possible in the battle against preventable infections. Many, many thanks to Tony and Barbara for all your efforts and support!!!

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