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Posted by Sarah
Last Reply August 31, 2006 at 12:32
Started August 31, 2006 at 11:38
I am hoping to get some advice for a good friend of mine who has MRSA. He is a paraplegic and has been bed ridden for a considerable time. He has a large deep open wound on his bottom, which is the size of a fist. He has received no anti biotics for the MRSA which he has had for approximately 12 months. The health authority now wish to take him in an ambulance every two days for treatment in his local clinic, this is because of an ongoing dispute with one nurse who made a complaint against him whilst on a visit to dress his wound. He gets on very well with all the other nurses and the care ladies who come in twice daily. Being moved in and out of the bed is a big ordeal for my friend who is becoming very stressed at the idea of regular journies to the clinic, he is also concerned about the possibilty of passing on the MRSA as this is a local community clinic and is usually very busy. He would prefer treatment in his home and can anyone suggest how this could best be achieved and doe... read more

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Surport group
Posted by Fay
Last Reply August 30, 2006 at 21:41
Started August 30, 2006 at 21:41
Hi there I have just had a throught may be there are some other people in my area with mrsa. and would like to get together may be start a surport group. I am in Somerset.

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another call to HONOUR the HIDDEN victims of
Posted by Bev
Last Reply August 28, 2006 at 12:00
Started May 26, 2005 at 15:04
sorry folks its me again, but i felt the previous lists were getting a little too long and may be off putting to some

i wish to give a really big heartfelt thank you to all who kindly added their details

the list was handed to Tony Blair on 21st April and has since DOUBLED, adding more weight to the argument of HIDDEN victims and COVER-UPS

so far TB (quite apt) has not had the common decency to comment BUT the more NAMES the more DETAILS they will no longer be able to hide the VICTIMS behind the tailored published figures and the MORE names and details gives us the ammunition to back our views

so please give your LOVED one a NAME not a hidden number - lets show them we are no longer prepared to be kept in the dark

for all those wishing to give details but feel they cannot post on the forum please email me on in confidence

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Ya beauty no MRSA.
Posted by Scott
Last Reply August 26, 2006 at 21:08
Started August 22, 2006 at 17:08
Just to let you know folks, the Vancomycin worked.. all infection and colonisation has gone from wounds and skin.

Phew....b back later got to go and tell the mrs.



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Pennine liars
Posted by Bev Hurst
Last Reply August 25, 2006 at 21:49
Started August 25, 2006 at 16:01
i have received yet another letter from Pennine and in this one they quote me what is written on my Mums DC they cannot even lift the correct wording from their own medical notes they have now written that COPD was on as cause of death. This is completely NOT what is written on as cause of Death. They also quote dates which are completely wrong how then is anyone to believe a word they say when they cannot even get simple facts like dates and wordings they have actually written right ! and they also deny saying things when i have got a complete digital recording of a meeting 5th June.

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Nurse risks spreading MRSA
Posted by Bev Hurst
Last Reply August 25, 2006 at 14:04
Started August 25, 2006 at 14:04

by Mark Coleman Slough Reporter
A NURSE who put her patient at risk of the deadly superbug MRSA has been banned from tending to wounds while she completes a course in infection control.
Saddy Brewer, dragged a single swab across a pensioner's four leg ulcers knowing that one was infected by the highly contagious disease.
The 58-year-old nurse then failed to create a sterile area when changing his dressings, the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) heard on Tuesday.
Brewer was working on ward 15 of the Heatherwood Hospital, Ascot, when the incidents happened between August and October 2003.
She was found guilty of two charges of professional misconduct by the NMC at her hearing in central London on Tuesday.
But the committee decided to give the nurse until April next year to improve and will review her progress in six months.
chris Alder, for the NMC, told the panel Brewer should have cleansed each wound separately and should have worked from a completely sterile tray.
He ... read more

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Posted by YVONNE
Last Reply August 24, 2006 at 18:47
Started August 24, 2006 at 18:47

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Abandon hope of redress
Posted by Ruth Wollacott
Last Reply August 22, 2006 at 12:50
Started August 22, 2006 at 12:50

The NHS scandal that cost a young boy's life

"Three members of hospital staff were arrested over the incident and a file was submitted to the Crown Prosecution Service, but in July 2002 detectives said the boy's death was not the result of a criminal act. Instead they blamed sloppy working practises by NHS staff."

Can anyone explain how the death of a child with a cut finger, caused by sloppy working practises by the staff, is not criminal? Those who implement and tolerate sloppy working practises should be held to account. We have to examine why sloppy work practise abounds - government targets to reach, maybe?

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contracting MRSAin ICU
Posted by Saeed
Last Reply August 21, 2006 at 14:56
Started July 29, 2005
Hello, just been told my dad has MRSA,hw was admitted into hospital,suffering from a stroke and also renal failure he is 86. We were told at first he also had a chest infection,they put him on a ventilator with a tube in the throat.he has now been in hospital for over three weeks,and only now have doctors said he has mrsa and isolated him in th ICU.REALLY GETTING WORRIED .Any information would be appreciated

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patient found to be riddled mrsa
Posted by A. Mall
Last Reply August 20, 2006 at 18:21
Started August 20, 2006 at 13:02
After meeting a couple at an outdoor market in Bathgate west lothian i got talking to them about mrsa,turns out the ladies father was riddled with mrsa,i forgot to ask her name,this was a man in hospital who was an amputee,she told me his room was filthy and she had to clean the room herself,[have we heard this before Bev]he was sent to another hospital in a taxi on his own,no nurses or doctors went with him [how sad]in his condition,sadly the man died about 9 weeks ago i believe it was a hospital in Edinburgh,the lady in question will be on the forum tonight she is going to sue the said hospital for negligence and quite rightly to,so if anyone can assist she'd be very greatful,i could not believe a hospital would transfer such an ill man to another hospital without a nurse being sent with him.they did not put mrsa on his death theres a surprise,but they did tell his daughter he was mrsa possitive all over his body.

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My daughter and I still have the rash.
Posted by Jan
Last Reply August 20, 2006 at 18:18
Started April 28, 2006 at 17:34
Thanks Ann for your response. It means a lot to me.

We're still fighting the rash...we're all on Bactrim, which doesn't seem to be doing anything for us. We're doing the baths, the ointiment in the nose, and washing everything daily.

From what I've been reading, this could be CA-MRSA. Sounds like what a lot of kids in Texas had.

They haven't done any cultures, because there isn't any drainage. Just a lot of itchy red spots! We've seen an ID doctor, and we're going to see a Dermatologist on Monday.

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hubby's surgery
Posted by linda mccafferty
Last Reply August 20, 2006 at 17:42
Started August 16, 2006
Dear all, hubby was admitted today, goes through surgery tomorrow, everybody keep their fingers crossed that everything goes ok ........i really need a break from all the doom and gloom.

i mean hubby goes through surgery this morning just realised the time...........(another sleepless night i think )

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Posted by Scott
Last Reply August 19, 2006 at 10:01
Started August 19, 2006 at 09:59
Moderators, sorry for not a proper post. have mail in your inbox.



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Hospitals to close because of deficits
Posted by Bev Hurst
Last Reply August 18, 2006 at 10:38
Started August 18, 2006 at 10:38
At least 10 major hospitals in England face potential closure or a downgraded role, the BBC has learned.

Talks are under way about removing emergency care from hospitals in London, Surrey, Sussex, Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Cornwall.

The sites will either close or be left to handle basic care, with "super" regional centres seeing the most ill.

NHS bosses say the measures are aimed at reducing deficits and treating more patients in the community.

In some areas, there are too many hospitals providing the same or similar services

But there are concerns people will have to travel miles for life-saving treatment.

George Beer, of the British Cardiac Patients Association, who is campaigning against changes to hospital services in Sussex, said: "If services are closed, severely ill patients will have to travel miles for care. It is putting lives at risk."

Further evidence of the move to centralised services at certain hospitals will emerge on Friday w... read more

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Spanish hospital on NHS
Posted by Rita
Last Reply August 17, 2006 at 09:57
Started August 17, 2006 at 09:57
My son-in-law has just returned from Spain. His dad is in a Spanish hospital with chest pains and breathing problems. My son-in-law was absolutely amazed by the way in which the nurses and doctors treated their patients they were so good. The ward was kept spotless at all times and litter or mess was 'immediately' picked up or cleaned. Regular cleaning took place. As soon as a patient left a bed the whole thing was taken away to a special room and, from what I understand steam cleaned, wiped down and dried. The room or space where the patient was was immediately thoroughly cleaned. All this on the NHS. As I explained to my son-in-law, which he cannot believe, that is what it used to be like over here, what happened?

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Posted by Scott
Last Reply August 16, 2006 at 15:23
Started August 16, 2006 at 13:21
Hi all,

just got of hospital AGAIN !!!! after a number of weeks.

This time on vancomycin....uuuuuuurrgh.

1000mg twice per day IV for one week, how can I describe my experience of it.

Domestos, bleach, toxic....aaaargh, cramps, vomiting, poooing big time, they think it may have caused an over-growth of C-diff !!!

Now at home on Rifadin & Triamotheprin ( spelling )

pink and orange pee.....yuk

anyway got full blood tests and swabs this morning, I'll keep my fingers crossed, also they are possibly thinking of trying radiotherapy for the hidradenetis...I'll find out sonn.

Hope everyone is well.


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death certificates
Posted by Alice
Last Reply August 11, 2006 at 14:04
Started February 13, 2006 at 18:10
We are making a documentary for the BBC about the death certification system in the UK. How it works, who fills in the certificates and how the information is used.

We would like to talk to families who feel they have been given an inaccurate death certificate for their relative. This seems to be quite common when the person died of a hospital-acquired infection.

We are also keen to talk to doctors and nurses about their experiences and the pressures they are under. At this stage this is purely for background research and there is no obligation to appear in the final film.

If you are able to help us with our research please call Alice on: 020 7286 0333 or email

All conversations will be in confidence.



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Advice needed plz for Nan...
Posted by KitKat
Last Reply August 10, 2006 at 21:15
Started August 8, 2006 at 01:58
Hi everyone.

I am so mad at my doctor right now. My Gran who is 85 with numerous health problems was diagnosed last week as having MRSA in her phelgm from her Lungs. The test was performed twice to be certain and both times it was positive.

My Doctor has not been to see my Gran for about 5 weeks and she diagnosed her as being a Colonized MRSA which means she is not symptomatic. She is having symptoms I think but she has so many symptoms it is difficult to say but she does not have any open wounds at all or wounds of any kind. She has not been in Hospital in 2 years and I am her full time carer.

I told my Dr (both have same doctor) that she has not been to hospital and someone has brought MRSA in and I think it might be me because I was admitted 8 weeks ago and went into a coma and I asked her could she test myself and my Mum who is 61 for MRSA and she outright refused. She also told me I do not need to protect myself or my Mum from MRSA because it is "Not contagious."
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C Dificile - can I sue the hospital?
Posted by Ric
Last Reply August 9, 2006 at 11:18
Started August 9, 2006 at 11:18
My Grandfather went into hospital with a cut on his leg.

One week later, he is on a drip feed, dying, because he has has C Dificile, which is only caught in hospitals. It is because of their lack of hygene - nothing else - that he is dying.

Can I sue the Hospital?

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Posted by Eric
Last Reply August 8, 2006 at 01:48
Started March 14, 2006 at 06:54
I am 16 years old and have MRSA I feel alone and i dont know how to tell people of my skin problum like finding someone to love,and someone to care about you, i just feel alone in the world.

my email is
if anyone can just talk to me and help me threw my way thank you i have had mrsa for about 3 years now.. :{

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