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NHSLA Seminar - Guest speaker Cherie Booth
Posted by Ruth Wollacott
Last Reply July 15, 2008 at 08:58
Started September 9, 2005 at 01:10 and events

NHSLA Seminar
11th November 2004
Kennedys will be hosting an NHSLA Seminar, with Guest speaker Cherie Booth.

Old news, but interesting, very interesting.

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MRSA in hospital staff
Posted by sean
Last Reply July 14, 2008 at 10:00
Started February 13, 2007 at 11:02
I have developed a suspicion that screening hosptal staff, though expensive, would hugely reduce MRSA transmission. Has anyone seen any evidence supporting this?

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MRSA after giving birth
Posted by Lauren
Last Reply July 14, 2008 at 09:23
Started July 14, 2008 at 09:23
I have just had my second baby and while in hospital they informed me that i had MRSA when i had my 1st child 4 years earlier. I was extremely ill after having him but they just told me i had an 'infection'. Now im worried re who have i passed it too etc. i often dress my sons cuts and bruises and have even looked after my mum after her brain surgery. Should all my family be tested? also - could the MRSA have effected my new born? can it pass through to her? (i had a section.) im very confused and angry with the hospital for not telling me and i dont understand enough about it .. they just said dont worry.. most people carry it anyway? is that right? should i stay away from other peoples wounds or not?? or can it be passed even easier than that?? please help me understand what i had/have.

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MRSA and family
Posted by Joee
Last Reply July 14, 2008 at 08:45
Started July 14, 2008 at 08:45
in a horrific accident my brother in law was crushed ...Only by the grace of God did he survive that ....then to my sisters horror while in the hospital he contracted MRSA ....but his strong will has kept him alive...He gets boils sister told me tonight that now she gets a boil when he does ....ummm I would assume this means she too has contracted it ....any advice ?

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Posted by linda mccafferty
Last Reply July 14, 2008
Started July 14, 2008
Fiqures for NHS Ayrshire and Arran show that they were 24 deaths were C-Diff was recorded as either the primary or contributory cause between April 2007 and March this year. in total, they were 658 cases of the bug in the health board area between june 2007 and May this year .

"An average of two deaths a month from C-Difficile in Ayrshire and Arran is both frightening and unacceptable.

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Did my daughter have MRSA?
Posted by Janet C.
Last Reply July 12, 2008 at 17:44
Started May 10, 2005 at 21:11
In september of 2003 my daughter (then aged 8)went into hospital for a tonsilectomy & addenoidectomy. I followed the after care to the t,my daughter seemed to have recovered very well and returned to school 2 weeks after the op. After her first day back at school she came home with flu/cold like symptoms,by the next morning she had a rash under her nose and a high temperature.I took her to the GP who, without any examination told me that she had Impetigo and prescribed antibiotic medicine.By the following morning she was very ill,she was hilucinating and the rash had spread to her underarm and groin area.Her face was very swollen and her eyes were sunken.A different GP came out to see her and sent her straight away to casualty whereby she was admitted.She was immediately put into an isolation room and was given antibiotics and penicillin intravenously, piriton and painkillers orally. The follwing 3 days were hell, I was beginning to think that my daughter was going to die,she couldn... read more

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Thinking of you
Posted by linda mccafferty
Last Reply July 10, 2008 at 20:10
Started June 25, 2008 at 15:03
Iv recieved sad news today that Claude Newson's Father has sadly passed away this morning , Claude has been a good friend to many on here that know her & my thought's are with her & her family at this sad time .

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Where do we start
Posted by Michele
Last Reply July 10, 2008 at 18:02
Started April 1, 2008 at 14:41
My dad went into hospital just after christmas with pneumonia and dehydration. After 2 weeks they were thinking of discharging him. The following week he started to deteriorate again and in the end ended up in intensive care on a ventilator and dialysis machine. On his 3rd day there he deteriorated and the hospital advised us that he was gravely ill as he had pneumonia and sepsis and now a secondary infection in his blood which was hospital acquired MRSA. Dad responded to the antibiotics etc. and seemed to be improving. He tried his best to fight and spent 6 weeks in ICU until in the end another infection came which for some reason they weren't able to tell us what or where it was. Each time they completely played down the MRSA and effect it was having on Dad. He died very quickly. We had no explanation as to why he ended up in intensive care and no explanation as to why he died. A post mortem had to be carried out as the doctor confirmed to the coroner that dad had died du... read more

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death certification
Posted by Bev Hurst
Last Reply July 7, 2008 at 20:31
Started June 25, 2006 at 11:47
Over half of death certificates are inaccurate

Amelia Hill
Sunday June 25, 2006
The Observer

Questions were being raised over Britain's death certification system last night after experts estimated that more than half of all the certificates issued each year - around a quarter of a million - are inaccurate.
The statistics came to light after an investigation by Angie Mason whose father, Thomas Stobbs, 87, died last year, 90 days after going to Barnet hospital in north London for a hip operation. The surgery was a success but within days he was writhing in pain and screaming to be allowed to die.

After his death, it emerged that Stobbs had picked up two hospital-acquired infections - MRSA and Clostridium difficile. His death certificate, however, listed the causes of death as pneumonia and a bleeding duodenal ulcer. 'I wanted an accurate description of how a fit and healthy man had a routine hip operation that went wrong, and died,' Mason said.

In her battle to fin... read more

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"What killed my Dad" BBC TV
Posted by Tina Rowley
Last Reply July 7, 2008 at 18:23
Started June 24, 2006 at 10:42
This Real Story Special aires on Tuesday June 27th BBC 1 10.35pm. TV producer Angie Mason searches for the truth about her father's death. In Dec 2004 her 87 year old father went into hospital for a rountine hip operation, four months later he was dead after picking up MRSA and the less known Clostridium Difficile.
Two years earlier his wife had picked up an unspecified deadly infection after being admitted to the same hospital following a minor stroke. With this in mind Angie decided to secretly film the care her father received when he was admitted. When he passed away, his death certificate cited Pneumonia as the cause of death, but heartbroken Angie continued to pursue the truth.
A "MUST WATCH " programme
Tina Rowley

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Corrupt medico-legal process
Posted by Jenny
Last Reply July 5, 2008 at 22:48
Started August 7, 2006 at 15:06
As so many seem to have discovered, the NHS Complaints Procedure is pretty much a sham. Unfortunately, as no doubt many are also aware, the medical negligence route is equally corrupt - particularly if legal aid money is involved. Basically, what happens is this: in order to succeed with a medical negligence case, it is necessary to obtain a report written by a medical "expert" which is critical of the treatment. Guess what? The medical experts, medical consultants well versed in the cover-up culture of NHS Trusts, see that there has been a bungle and a cover-up and continue the white-wash by writing a report that covers up the errors and saves embarrassment, as well as money in compensation. In this way, injured patients' are denied access to fair legal redress for NHS incompetence. And yes, the bill for all this NHS back-covering is picked up the the tax-payer while the injured patients receives not one penny. Nice work if you can get it! My daughter suffered from an improperly tr... read more

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MRSA infection after hand enchondroma surgery
Posted by Dan
Last Reply July 2, 2008 at 20:05
Started July 2, 2008 at 02:55
Hey all. I had surgery last tuesday, June 24th at a "major" orthopedic hospital in NYC. I was discharged same day on pain meds and up until today, everything has been fine. My hand has been completely wrapped in a cast with an ace bandage over it. Ironically, I am a pharmaceutical rep in hospitals (not selling antibiotics) and have been working/active since last Friday.
Today when I got home, I wanted to change the ace bandage for cleanliness purposes. When I removed it, it took a peek under the gauze I was EXTREMELY swollen and it was red around the surgical site. I left a message for my surgeon to call me, and then called an Infectious disease doc I know. He told me to come in. He looked at it, drew blood and wrote me a 10 day script for Zyvox and Cipro. During this time, my surgeon called and I explained my concerns. He told me he was not in the city tomorrow, but to go to the hospital and have the fellows/residents look at it. They would communicate with my surgeon... read more

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Life After MRSA
Posted by Steven Durham
Last Reply July 1, 2008 at 19:54
Started June 3, 2005 at 17:29
Good Morning:

I developed MRSA after having obesity surgery last year. I'm considering surgery again in a few months and I want to know if I'll develop MRSA again after this surgery. My infectious disease doctor never explained whether or not MRSA stays with you forever or now. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Natural Answers to Mersa
Posted by Lisa Fiegel
Last Reply June 26, 2008 at 23:10
Started June 26, 2008 at 23:10 is a web site that explains all you need to know and understand in order to completely eliminate MRSA threat from the environment AND body.

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dad died
Posted by wnti1
Last Reply June 26, 2008 at 09:47
Started March 31, 2006 at 16:19
hello ive just lost my dad who was 46,sorry its a long story,my dad went in to hospital to have his toe removed he fell out of bed broke his hand they put cast on to tight his hand swellt up the cast cut into his hand he then ended up being really tired and confused and wasnt breathing properly and seamed lost he was moved in to itu on life support for 7 weeks he had kidney faillyer lungs filled with water and had hart attact was on 100 ventilator he was in a cubicle as he hd mrsa he also had septisema caused throught his hand they said also he had gram+ve cocci he needed skin graft on his hand and he had to have tendons removed so would never be able to use his hand again.he was moved out of icu he then got better and was due to come home but started to get brathing probs which the hospital done nothing then he died they said they found him unresponsive they said he died from pnewmonia but he had chest x rays and they came back fine there isnow ging to be a inquest ,dad died on 16 ... read more

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colonation in perineum
Posted by galatea
Last Reply June 24, 2008 at 23:50
Started June 24, 2008 at 23:50
i have been told i am colonizing mrsa in my nose and perineum,after acquiring it about 3 years ago,i have been told that colonizing it does not affect anyone else around me,
(i have been treated about 3 times for it)

but i am embaressed to ask my gp if oral sex is safe for my partner if i am colonizing mrsa in my perineum

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Royal Bournemouth Hospital's present to 93 yr
Posted by Terence Wallis
Last Reply June 22, 2008 at 23:45
Started June 18, 2008 at 09:32
My 93 yr old mother was in the above hospital from the evening of 8th June for ?breathing problems & more importatntly a month-old severe skin rash. She was discharged yesterday morning (17th) & as I was wheeling her off the ward a nurse said "Oh - by the way, she's got MRSA." According to the discharge letter she'd started treatment that very morning. I was going to take her to a pub for lunch with friends before taking her to her care home but went straight to the care home, who had been alerted the previous evening about the MRSA. A visitor has told me that a nurse mentioned MRSA on the 9th but I, her son, wasn't informed.
I had noticed on the 11th (?) that the scratch marks where she's been scratching her shoulders were yellow so I told the nurses that they looked infected. Had she picked up MRSA then?
Apart from the MRSA I am horrified by other things I saw whilst visitng mother. Getting information was difficult & nurses seemed not to know & waffled. I asked about t... read more

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Posted by Jackie
Last Reply June 22, 2008 at 23:36
Started June 16, 2008 at 15:20
My mother has bladder cancer and has been to the hospital several times in the last 9 months, where she has had to stay at the hospital for at least 3 days, one time last september she was in for nearly 3 weeks because she had a small stroke. The first time where she was there for the 3 weeks they found out that she had MRSA in her nose, she was treated with cream up her nose, followed up with swabs being taken when she came home. She was admitted recentley in Maj, where we were again told that she had MRSA up her nose again. As she was only in the hospital for 3 days, I gave her the cream up her nose everyday untill the treatment was finshed. She lives in a kind of warden assisted flat. I live in Denmark, as I am the only one of my mothers children who doesīnt work, this is because Iīm an pensionist because of illness. I travel to England everytime she has been taken ill or if she has to go in for any tests, as she normally canīt come home if she is alone. I do this gladley but my ... read more

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Infected newborn
Posted by Yvonne
Last Reply June 20, 2008 at 22:10
Started June 20, 2008 at 22:10
Our son was born on 21st May and immediately admitted to the Special Care Unit as he was a low birth weight and refusing to feed, resulting in hypoglycemia and dehydration. At 5 days we were told that a colonisation of MRSA had been found on his skin and in his throat and he was moved to an isolation room and barrier nursed. At the time there was a possibility that the bacteria had entered his blood stream through his heel which had become very infected following all the heel pricks he had been subjected to. But, after observing him for 5 days the hospital staff decided that he was well and we were discharged to continue his treatment at home.

We were given a skin wash to use day for 5 days and nasal drops. We have now been through this process twice as the colonisation remains on his skin, and today we were informed that he is still positive following his latest swabs. We are now in the position that no one in the health care team looking after him seem to know what to do.
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hi there good news
Posted by sharron
Last Reply June 20, 2008 at 06:17
Started April 14, 2007 at 08:58
hi there linda and bev
Just thought i would let yous all no that my baby granson was born on thursday night weight is 8lbs and 2oz and his name is david after his dad and he loverly so just thought i would let yous all no and me well just getting on with it and mrsa free for no talk to yous very soon
best wishes

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