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cure mrsa dont take in what you read or hear.
Posted by ann
Last Reply April 13, 2006 at 17:32
Started March 5, 2006 at 14:18
so far i've counted about 5 cures for mrsa if there was one dont you think we would want proof before jumping with joy,we are still reading of people suffering severely and or death,i'd be happy for all the ones who are still really ill.even for the people we've lost i'd be over the moon so no one has to go through what most of us have looeing my mum its going to take a lot to prove a cure is at hand,like bev,sharron moya phip and myself would be the first to say it really works,so please dont take in all you read or hear until we know for certain.ann edinburgh.

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pennine trust
Posted by Bev
Last Reply April 13, 2006 at 14:42
Started April 13, 2006 at 14:41
Health chief gets 475,000 pay-off
Amanda Crook


WINDFALL: Chris Appleby.A HEALTH chief who agreed to quit after pressure from Health Secretary Patricia Hewitt is to receive a payout of almost half a million pounds.

Chris Appleby, chief executive of Pennine Acute Hospitals Trust - which runs hospitals in Oldham, Rochdale, Bury and North Manchester - announced in February he would leave once a consultation on services had been completed.

He had been under pressure to go since the trust's medics held a vote of no confidence into his management last summer. His leadership style had been criticised in an independent probe and local MPs even appealed to Ms Hewitt to intervene.

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Now Mr Appleby will leave the trust next month and his retirement will cost them 475,000, including pension payments. In a statement, the trust said: "Mr Appleby's decision to take early retirement has been agreed by the trust."

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MRSA
Posted by Graham Robinson
Last Reply April 13, 2006 at 12:58
Started April 13, 2006 at 12:39
My father was admitted to hospital with a chest infection and emphasemia [lung disease]. He has been in hospital for nearly three weeks and has been on/off a ventilator to help his breathing. Yesterday he was diagnosed with MRSA, but not "infected". What questions should I ask the hospital and what treatment should he be getting and when??

Thanks for your help.

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UK based Clostridium difficile website
Posted by mark k
Last Reply April 12, 2006 at 18:15
Started April 12, 2006 at 18:15
I have set up a UK based website and support group for all matters related to Clostridium difficile. The site includes a discussion forum so please feel free to participate.

It can be located at

www.cdiff-support.co.uk

Please pardon our appearance during this startup period.

Thanks for your support,
Mark


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Healthcare Commission Consultation
Posted by http://www.healthcarecomm
Last Reply April 12, 2006 at 07:43
Started April 11, 2006 at 21:18
MRSA Support and MRSA Action UK have a stake in this and need to visit this site to download the consultation on the components of the Annual Healthcheck. This affects members of both groups and is a valuable opportunity to be involved.

http://www.healthcarecommission.org.uk/ContactUs/RespondToAConsultation/CurrentConsultations/fs/en?CONTENT_ID=4021738&chk=EJAQrF

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Is this serious ?
Posted by Jay Krishna
Last Reply April 11, 2006 at 21:01
Started April 11, 2006 at 21:01
Hi

My 8 year old son was swabbed in the nose recently and the report says he is carrying
1. Abundant Staph. Aureus that is resistant to Clindamycin, Erythromycin and Penicillin. Is this an MRSA ?

2. He also has some Staph Epidermidis in the nose that is resistant to the above same antibiotics. I understand this is biofilm forming.

He has constant GI issues (ever since he was born) and I suspect these staph could be playing a role as I carry the Staph Epidermidis and my husband carries the other Staph Aureus also resistant to the same antibiotics.

Thanks for any input or comments
Jay

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ATTN: RUTH WOLLACOTT
Posted by Alastair
Last Reply April 10, 2006 at 20:36
Started April 10, 2006 at 20:36
Message for Ruth Wollacott.

Hi Ruth,

We spoke around a year ago about a project I was working on. I was wondering if you could call me as I am working on something else that you may be interested in.

Thank you

Alastair McAlpine
07970303120

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HELP!
Posted by jim
Last Reply April 9, 2006 at 23:46
Started April 9, 2006 at 23:46
how much more serious is having mrsa than staph infection after ortho surgery? and is the only differance the type of antibiotics needed to be used?whats the long term affects?

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Too clean?
Posted by Diane
Last Reply April 9, 2006 at 19:53
Started April 6, 2006 at 10:23
The Japanese must be the most hygienic people on the planet. They go in for antibacterial products in a big way (phones, pens, you name it), wear little face-masks when they have a cold to protect others and, of course, leave their shoes at the threshhold so they don't tread dirt into the house.
Yet, according to the newsletter published here, 70% of hospital patients develop MRSA. This suggests that, however vigilant we have to be once MRSA is detected, one reason we are getting it so easily in the first place is that we have not built up a resistance to germs.
Just an idea!

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dress ties, mrsa associated
Posted by Rafael
Last Reply April 8, 2006 at 14:54
Started April 8, 2006 at 14:54
does any one know the association, and clinical documentation with the CDC between dress ties and bacterial infection transmission?

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Not informed
Posted by Dreckers
Last Reply April 8, 2006 at 12:42
Started October 31, 2005 at 13:26
I have a 2 1/2 year old son who had to go into hospital for an eye infection last week. During this visit we were told that when he was in the hospital when he was 6 days old he was tested for MRSA and the test was positive. We were not informed by the hospital of this at the time. Surely this is totally against all protocols put in place??

Also my wife is a teacher and this must have some effect on how she should handle situations with other kids at the school?

Any advice would be good?

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clean hands but still fail to wash them
Posted by jill
Last Reply April 7, 2006 at 22:36
Started April 7, 2006 at 22:25
I was in hospital the other day and the staff let people in to the wards and they don't even ask them to wash there hands there's signs everywhere and they still ignore them ,the heath system is failing us all ,if only people washed there hands it would make a big impact,and it may be would be a little safer ,

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northwest deficit
Posted by Bev
Last Reply April 7, 2006 at 19:15
Started April 4, 2006 at 13:44
just caught a news bulletin that stated that the hospitals in the northwest region are struggling with a deficit of 85 million pounds ~ amongst which are East lancs trust with 11 million and southport/Ormskirk 10 million they all state they cannot possibly make any more efficiancy savings without affecting patient care
Patricia Hewits take on it ~ this affects less than 1% of the NHS budget and patient care is not being affected we are pouring more money than ever into the NHS and we have more staf employed than ever before ~ what she omits to say is yes they are pouring more money than ever into the managers for managers pockets not ground level staff where IT SHOULD BE GOING
closing wards~ cutting ground level staff ~ and this is not going to affect patient care ? ~ doctors/nurses/other healthcare workers are all crying out against this yet as ever the ministers cannot see the wood for the trees and as ever cannot wake up and smell the coffee

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oldham hospital
Posted by Bev
Last Reply April 7, 2006 at 13:53
Started April 7, 2006 at 13:46
New bug stars in radio soap
Roland Hancock


A NEW bug born in Oldham is sweeping hospital wards across the country. But this "super" bug is the star of a new radio soap opera.

And "Billy the Bug" is helping keep the potentially deadly MRSA virus away from hospital wards.

The microscopic marvel has already featured in four short plays for Oldham's Radio Cavell, which broadcasts to hospitals in north east Manchester. And his adventures, trying to "visit" a hospital ward, will soon be heard at a further 61 hospital radio stations nationwide.

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Billy was the idea of Radio Cavell's Dave McGealy, who also provides the voice of the manic creation.

He said: "Billy is just a humorous way to remind people to take care on the wards.

"Hopefully his escapades are fun as well as informative."

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MRSA Screening
Posted by Phip
Last Reply April 6, 2006 at 16:49
Started January 29, 2006 at 22:27
This is fabulous news - the first hospital in England to plan routine screening of all admissions. They estimate a reduction of 70% in infection rates and savings of 400k annually.

Lets hope others follow suit.

http://www.opinion.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2006/01/23/nmrsa23.xml

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Thanks to all !!
Posted by Scott
Last Reply April 6, 2006 at 16:45
Started March 28, 2006 at 18:38
Sorry i aint been on for while guys or got back to anyone it's just been one operation after another...mrsa nearly gone then back then gone then back you know the score.

I go into hospital tomorrow for my plastic surgery on thursday, i've also got mrsa in surgical wound in my leg.......bah humbug.


Anyway i'll let you know how i get on and thanks to those that left messages on the website and those who spoke to my sister recently.....i guess i've been in denial about the mrsa...anyway Glasgow Royal her i come :-)


scotty.

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From BBC website....
Posted by Phip
Last Reply April 6, 2006 at 16:39
Started March 30, 2006 at 23:05
Boost for 'superbug' drugs race

The drugs could be combating the likes of MRSA within five years
Scientists are claiming a major breakthrough in tackling drug-resistant "superbugs" such as MRSA.
Researchers at the John Innes Centre (JIC) at Colney in Norfolk say they have used natural bacteria living in soil to attack and kill the infections.

The team "persuaded" the Streptomyces to make potentially more effective antibiotics, hopefully capable of killing some of the lethal superbugs.

They hope the research will help to develop urgently-needed new drugs.

Researchers said the discovery would allow scientists to forge ahead in the race to develop antibiotics to fight hospital acquired infections.

The drugs could be available in five to 10 years.

'Designer antibiotics'

Team leader Prof Tony Maxwell said the researchers studied two natural variations of antibiotics produced by Streptomyces, a harmless type of soil bacteria.

The JIC breakthrough was... read more

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Boost for 'superbug' drugs race
Posted by Boost for 'superbug' drug
Last Reply April 6, 2006 at 16:26
Started March 31, 2006 at 18:20
Scientists are claiming a major breakthrough in tackling drug-resistant "superbugs" such as MRSA.
Researchers at the John Innes Centre (JIC) at Colney in Norfolk say they have used natural bacteria living in soil to attack and kill the infections.

The team "persuaded" the Streptomyces to make potentially more effective antibiotics, hopefully capable of killing some of the lethal superbugs.

They hope the research will help to develop urgently-needed new drugs.

Researchers said the discovery would allow scientists to forge ahead in the race to develop antibiotics to fight hospital acquired infections.

The drugs could be available in five to 10 years.

'Designer antibiotics'

Team leader Prof Tony Maxwell said the researchers studied two natural variations of antibiotics produced by Streptomyces, a harmless type of soil bacteria.

The JIC breakthrough was pinpointing the parts of the molecules that drive the anti-bacterial action.

By adapting these parts ... read more

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claim lost over mums mums mrsa
Posted by ann
Last Reply April 6, 2006 at 16:17
Started April 6, 2006 at 16:17
hi all,bev,phip,thats the legal aid finished for mums case after dying from mrsa,although my lawyer thinks its all wrong our time has elapsed in claiming now,we know mum was 74 but does that mean the nhs can just brush aside people of that age,or as i say any age.i am in the middle of getting a newspaper to print the story,of what has happened,not just to me but all the people still suffering from this mrsa superbug,all i can say is [dont give up i may have been beaten but don't let the nhs re goverment away with losing your battle]the good thing is i've learnt a lot by all this even when it comes to claiming also mrsa itself so if i can help anyone please ask,never mind bev,i got the satisfaction of knowing mum did'nt die for nothing as you have lost your mum.the nhs totally denied liability to mums death they said she peacefully died in her sleep,[THEY DID'NT SAY WITH THE HELP OF A MORPHINE PUMP IN HER]is that meant to make us feel better,i think not,as i've said on this forum i'... read more

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Should I be concerned?
Posted by Gemma
Last Reply April 6, 2006 at 15:58
Started March 30, 2006 at 19:35
I had ankle surgery in February. I spent a week next to a lady who was all of a sudden told she could go home & rushed out in a day. Minutes after she left one of the nurses came & told me & the woman opposite that the lady had been diagnosed with MRSA in her wound. And because we had been so close to the MRSA case we would have to be re screened. Both the lady opposite & I had been told we "might" be ready to go home on the Monday. However suddenly the following morning, Thursday, we were suddenly discharged. When I asked if it was because of the MRSA I was told not to be stupid, it wasn't like I had been licking #####'s wound. ( so that is how it is contracted hey!) Well I was very angry. I was happy to go home but I felt we were being lied to. Several phone calls later I was finaly told that my MRSA test was negative, as was my friend opposite. Well now my friend has been readdmited with an infection, I havent been able to find out if its MRSA yet. I am still laid up & my ankle i... read more

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