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A big ?
Posted by linda mccafferty
Last Reply January 27, 2007 at 23:00
Started January 15, 2007
Dear all im very disheartened of the lack of communication regarding mrsa action uk, i see there has been an disbandment, and a new site has been set up the NCHI .the site is up and running but there has been no information posted on this site stating the new group/ site .i have no idea what is happening but i must post to say im very upset about this. but i wish NHCI all the best on there new site and i wish mrsa action all the best on there's too .(what more can i say )

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MRSA
Posted by Marion Ham
Last Reply January 27, 2007 at 16:07
Started January 22, 2007 at 13:47
My 60yr old Husband died from a 'hospital borne infection'. He was a fit, well and happy man,who had never had a days illness in his life. He went into hospital, for a routine operation. Neither life threatening, or synister! He contracted MRSA which eventually got into his lungs and killed him. The hospital, are attempting to "fudge" the findings, I have. But it is my intention to fight until this issue is given more cover. The infection of MRSA HAD to be transmitted, from a MEMBER OF STAFF!! Try to get the hospital to concede to that?

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A concerned mother
Posted by Holly
Last Reply January 27, 2007 at 15:40
Started January 26, 2007 at 05:09
I have a 3 month old son who has been sick with pnuemonia for about a week. He was born with Pierre Robin syndrome and has a trach, he is malnutritioned due to the clef palate. We took him to the ER a week ago where they ran test and said it was only pneumonia. He has only gotten worse so we took him back, they told me today he has MRSA in his lungs and trachea, and told me the antibiotics WILL kill it. I have tried to read up on it and i cant seem to get a grasp on what exactly it causes, or if it is going to be fatal. Is my son going to live? Can someone please help me

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Did MRSA kill Richard Campell-smith?
Posted by Emma Herring
Last Reply January 22, 2007 at 20:57
Started January 22, 2007 at 19:04
In my school we are working on bactire and infections and at the moment our topic is MRSA, and in my newspaper cutting it said that a royal marine recruit called Richard Campell-smith died just after scratching him self on a gorse bush during a training program and died with an MRSA related infection, but was it actually MRSA!? I can't find anything else on this subject. could you please help me! thnx emma

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MRSA Risk or No Risk?
Posted by Carol
Last Reply January 21, 2007 at 15:22
Started March 25, 2005 at 22:33
I visited my other half today and was told he has MRSA in his line which delivers medication to him intravenously. He has already had Vancomycin and they are now giving him something else. I have been in contact with him naturally and although I am fairly confident of my hand washing I can't help but worry. I have just had my gall bladder out and have been exposed to him for 4 1/2 weeks. I did not visit him in hospital until my wounds were closed but can't help but worry whether I may have contracted it myself! I most likely have been in contact with his bodily fluids as he bleeds on the skin often. Can any one offer me any advise? Are there any smptons I should be looking for myself?

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mrsa & employment
Posted by confused & worried
Last Reply January 18, 2007 at 18:04
Started January 17, 2007 at 23:48
My husband had an op in july and has had several swabs since then, he was told he had "an" infection about 2 weeks after he left hosptial.
We run a pub and restaurant, he frequently cooks in the kitchen. Our GP is aware of what he does for a job but we have only been told today - 17th Jan that he has MRSA. He was only told because he asked if he had MRSA.
He's had months of pain and discomfort, along with a very busy Christmas period. Should the doctor have told us that he had MRSA when they knew he dealt with food CONSTANTLY?
We are now very worried that we are going to lose our jobs and our home (we live where we work).
Should our surgery have done something about this rather than keeping us in the dark. I'm very confused and understandably worried. Can any one help me please?
Thanks

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MRSA Action UK website
Posted by Phillip
Last Reply January 16, 2007 at 22:03
Started January 7, 2007 at 12:16
What's happened to the website, you can still get to the dedications

http://www.dedications.mrsaactionuk.com/

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Have I got MRSA?
Posted by Amanda
Last Reply January 16, 2007
Started January 15, 2007 at 19:50
I recently went into hospital for day surgery and 4 months later my wounds still haven't healed. They did swabs and they told me that I have Staphylococcus aureus and that if antibiotics do not clear it up, it can turn into MRSA.

5 lots of antibiotics, 4 months later and I still have the infection. So does this mean I have MRSA? I just feel I need to know, because I've got a little girl of 2, and I'm worried about it!

Help! Amanda

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Website
Posted by MRSA Action UK
Last Reply January 15, 2007 at 01:05
Started January 14, 2007 at 13:05

The Trustees of MRSA ACTION UK will be discussing events that have led to the temporary closure of the website. In the meantime we have endeavoured to bring the site back on line which can be found at http://www.mrsaactionuk.net/

Please note some of the links may not be functioning as the site is undergoing maintenance.

We can be contacted at info@mrsaactionuk.net

MRSA ACTION UK
Registered Charity No.1115672




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Cross Contamination the Answer?
Posted by Tony Bramley
Last Reply January 14, 2007 at 14:34
Started January 11, 2007 at 06:42
Copy of Letter Sent to Local Press:

It is of no surprise to me that we have several hospital wards in Essex closed due to infections between staff and patients, following a year where my own mother spent time in hospital and contracted an infection due to the poor standards of personal hygiene in the wards.
I think I can speak with some credibility as several years ago I passed the advanced Hygiene Course for Managers under the Institute of Environmental Health Officers banner.

Staff at hospitals seem to think that antibacterial jel is the answer to general hygiene and I witnessed several areas of concerns when visiting my mother.

I am appalled at one particular practice throughout the hospitals. This is the the taking of patients pulses through a finger clip. This clip is not cleaned, sanitised or even wiped, yet goes from patient to patient. If ever there was a high risk of contamination then this must be the number one as patients hands/fingers are a high source of co... read more

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MRSA and hospitals
Posted by <+batgirl+>
Last Reply January 14, 2007 at 14:15
Started January 5, 2007 at 15:11
does the idea of catching MRSA make you worried about going to hospital? because ive read what you have all put and most of you have caught MRSA whilst in hospital. does this make you worried about visiting again?

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hospital bug? ill for life?
Posted by sara
Last Reply January 14, 2007 at 14:06
Started January 11, 2007 at 14:14
do you ever get healthy again after having a "hospital bug"???, can you lead a normal life? or can you infect your partner if you have had a "bug"?


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Puzzled
Posted by Pam J
Last Reply January 11, 2007 at 16:04
Started December 16, 2006 at 09:33
My husband has just been rushed into horpital following a bi-lateral hip replacement in July - he's 57 - they have told us he as Group b Stepholococus and is now on Vancomycin and Benzil penecillin. He's not at all well. As I never get to see his doctor can anyone tell me - is this MRSA or not!

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compo
Posted by wayne
Last Reply January 11, 2007 at 10:04
Started November 30, 2005 at 15:48
has anyone succesfully managed to claim against anybody, i caught mrsa when i was only 29 ,and have a big chunck of my left leg missing making life very hard . i am now 33 and tired of nothing being done!!!!

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MRSA
Posted by Tony Kitchen
Last Reply January 11, 2007 at 08:12
Started July 29, 2004 at 18:46
My story is as follows:- In Auguet 2000, I fell from a height whilst at work, landing hard on the concrete floor of the warehouse. I had a compound fracture of my tibia and fibula. The ambulance paramedics stabilised me at the scene of the accident and I ended up in the local A&E. After 12 hours wait, I was taken to the operating theatre for a 14 hour operation to fix my broken ankle. Fixators were used internally and externally on my ankle. I came to in one of the wards with my wife next to my bed, two days after the operation. I still had on my filthy clothes, from the time of the accident. I had not been washed either.
Some days later I was transfered to another hospital for micro surgery on my ankle.
I had two major muscle grafts, which did'nt take. My body was rejecting my own muscles. Because these muscle grafts were unsucessful........I ended up having my lower left leg amputated. I was in severe pain, nauseous,and generally feeling ill all the time. The amputation area was... read more

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merry christmas
Posted by linda mccafferty
Last Reply January 8, 2007 at 03:56
Started December 22, 2006 at 19:56
Dear All, i would like to wish everybody a lovely christmas ,i know we will all be thinking of our loved ones who have past.and that if anybody needs our help and support this year we are here .i was very grateful to you's all last christmas....... GOD BLESS

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Rise in compensation claims
Posted by Scot
Last Reply January 5, 2007 at 12:19
Started January 5, 2007 at 12:19
News

MRSA lawsuits ten times higher than previously thought
04 January 2007

By Gregory Roumeliotis

New released figures show a rise in the number of MRSA-related compensation claims, raising questions as to whether the threat of litigation can be used as a policy instrument to pressure the NHS on infection control.

The NHS Litigation Authority has revised the number of cases involving healthcare-associated infections covering the period of April 2002 to March 2006 from seven to 68. It has also revealed that 5m was paid out in damages and 3m in costs during this time.

News of the payouts was welcomed by injury lawyers who are now using health and safety laws to hold the NHS accountable on MRSA. This is made possible because Control of Substances Harmful to Health (COSHH) regulations, that require employers to control exposure to hazardous substances to prevent ill health, also cover biological agents such as bacteria and other micro-organisms.

Precedent was ... read more

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Strange problem with skin
Posted by davemitrr
Last Reply January 5, 2007 at 03:00
Started January 5, 2007 at 03:00
Hello people,
I have problem with my skin. I know it's very widespread and there're many methods of treatment but I need your advice.
I'm young man. I have a strange kind of acne. Strange because I've tried many methods to clear my skin with no result.
It's very important for me to make my skin clean and healt.
Do you have such problems?
What kind of remedy do you use? And what about result?
Can you suggest me treatment which will be efficient for my skin?
I'm really need your practice for it!

Thx,
Dave.

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mrsa in sinus
Posted by louise
Last Reply January 3, 2007 at 01:25
Started January 2, 2007 at 21:39
please if you have any information about this please forward

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Hospital Lists ?
Posted by Jill Walker
Last Reply January 2, 2007 at 19:25
Started October 30, 2006
Is there a list that names the hospitals in the U.K. that have had a case or cases of MRSA or Diff.C. or conversely one that is of the hospitals that have never had a case or case up until now ?

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