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MRSA Symptoms
Posted by John
Last Reply January 17, 2006 at 17:55
Started January 17, 2006 at 16:59
What are the symptoms of MRSA? Weight loss? Lack of appetite? Loss of bowel control? My neighbour, whom we, previously, looked after - as carers - (before handing his care over to social care services) has been admitted to a 'respite' home (five weeks after being discharged from hospital with a minor stroke). Upon visiting him, we were advised that he had MRSA, but they didn't know 'where he got it from'. He has his own room, but not is not restricted to segregation. The attending staff use hand gel - we were not asked or advised to use the gel! As we are not next of kin they were not prepared to discuss the matter further. Any advice/comments?

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mrsa medication that could've saved mum
Posted by ann
Last Reply January 17, 2006 at 17:48
Started January 9, 2006 at 17:07
i am looking for someone in the forum who said nhs had medication they could've saved my mum i need the name of it if you are on the forum can you let me know i really need the name of it as i see my lawyer on friday many thanks.ann scotland

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Frimley/Guildford Hospitals
Posted by Phip
Last Reply January 17, 2006 at 17:32
Started January 13, 2006 at 14:12
Hi All,

I have recently sent a press release on behalf of MRSA Action UK to local papers throughout the country concerning MRSA and the Mischief programme to be broadcast on BBC3 at 10.30pm next Thursday evening. The programme "Mischief: A dirty weekend" highlights the lack of cleanliness in some of our hospitals, with people going under-cover as cleaners.

I have just had a reporter from the Farnham Herald on the phone asking if I am aware of anybody who has suffered with MRSA in either Frimley Park Hospital or the Royal Surrey in Guildford as they want to run an editorial piece on MRSA.

If anybody has been affected in either of these two hospitals, can they either email me at phip_woodhatch@hotmail.com or better still email the reporter directly? His name is Peter Donelan and his email address is newsroom3.herald@internet-today.co.uk

Many thanks

Phip

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Family rejection
Posted by Loretta
Last Reply January 17, 2006 at 16:58
Started January 17, 2006 at 13:00
I am so saddened. In November I confided in my sister, who is an LPN that I have MRSA and she has now apparently told everyone in my family. I spent over $100 dollars of my very hard earned money and many hours (santiarily) preparing a Christmas meal and bought gifts for my whole family and NO ONE attended. Today my other sister who was my only ally called to basically accused me of infecting her because she invited me to her home this past weekend and she woke up itching this morning. No one cares that I am sick and have no health insurance and am struggling to hold onto a job. I feel like a pariah. I fear total rejection from my children soon. I really feel like dying instead of facing life rejected and scorned by the ones I love. I did not ask for this illness. I contacted while working with children apparently in a recreation facility. Those who believe, please pray for me. I am separated from my husband and if my family stops contact with me I will be all alone. I wo... read more

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Did mrsa kill my mum?
Posted by Julie
Last Reply January 17, 2006 at 07:24
Started January 3, 2006 at 03:14
My mother passed away very suddenly and unexpectedly on friday 30th December before we could even say goodbye. Obviously at the moment I am absolutely heartbroken but what is really leaving a bad taste in my mouth is the events surrounding her death and the doctors attitude after she died. She was admitted to hospital last Monday with a suspected urine infection. On Tuesday they were giving her antibiotics via iv and told me she was going to be fine and there was nothing for me to worry about. By Wednesday she was back to her bright chirpy self and was talking of going on holiday. However on Thursday she seemed to change for the worse and seemed very sleepy and had developed what seemed like a chest infection. However I wasn't too worried kissed and cuddled her and went home. On Friday morning my father got a phone call advising him to come into the hospital as she had suddenly deteriorated her blood pressure had dropped and her breathing was laboured. When we arrived at the ... read more

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going into hospital agian
Posted by sharron
Last Reply January 16, 2006 at 21:22
Started January 5, 2006 at 14:46
hi there
just to let yous no that i got another date for my op again and its next thursday i just hope that everything thing goes to plan this time and no problems i will let yous no how i get on and i have everything in for the mrsa thing again

sharron

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no help
Posted by wendy
Last Reply January 15, 2006 at 20:35
Started January 14, 2006 at 22:17
I have been visiting this website for quite some time and the stories just seem to get worse everyday.This is so sickening,I still cannot believe the hospitals are getting away with murder,young,old,healthy whatever the person they all are being infected with this bug.Why hasn't anything been done.I'm expecting a baby in April and I'm certainly not looking forward to my time in hospital,I think I would prefer to be in agony at home!!!Another point quickly my dad died 2 years ago and we have just been given a meeting after waiting all this time.We have mediation going with us and we have a meeting which is supposed to be for 4 hours with 4 staff from the hospital.We are feeling that it will be a waste of time before we even arrive which is sickeneing cause we still dont know all the facts and answers to why my dad died.The agony my dad suffered will never be forgotten by his family but the hospital have forgotten what happened as soon as he had died.Do you know that we had to have a... read more

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Being an outpatient !
Posted by Scott
Last Reply January 15, 2006 at 12:35
Started January 5, 2006
Just thought I would update you on my problems with MRSA.

Previously just open wounds groin area, now in nose and throat.

Also to follow on from my previous post where I explained that the hospital did not inform me about my MRSA and the consultant saying "where do you think you caught that then"I got a letter to go for an Endoscopy at 8:45 this coming Monday AM ( I also have bowel problems).

I got thinking about what a staff nurse said to me when she said "from now on you will likely be at the end of the queue for any procedures in theatre"

So I thought I'll go and see what happens, have they even been notified about my MRSA, this is the same hospital.

Given that this is a new unit with all the new beds closely together with one theatre my consience got the better of me not wanting to put others at risk so I called the staff nurse in charge of unit and explained, she was horrified that I had been put in for the first procedure that day and not the last and stated "... read more

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MRSA SCREENING TO ALL SCOTTISH HOSPITALS
Posted by ANN
Last Reply January 15, 2006 at 12:22
Started January 14, 2006 at 20:16
SCOTTISH EXEC.HAVE PUT A NEW POLICY INTO OUR HOSPITALS TO STOP MRSA IN ITS TRACK,THEY WILL SREEN ALL PATIENTS BEING ADMITTED ON ARRIVAL,WAIT FOR IT WHAT ABOUT THE WARDS CORRIDORS KITCHENS TOILETS [AND WHY NOT THE MORGUE]AS THIS SEEMS TO BE THE PLACE WHERE MUM ENDED UP,TO TELL ME THERE WARDS WERE CLEAN AND UP TO ITS USUAL STANDARDS,I HAVE IT IN WRITING,THATS WHAT THE HOSPITAL NURSES TOLD THERE LAWYERS,SO WHO WAS CHECKING THEM,WHEN THEY SAY THEY ARE UNDERSTAFFED OBVIOUSLY THEY COULD'NT CHECK,AS I WITNESSED IN ROYAL INFIRMARY [OLD]EDINBURGH,SO REALLY, WHO DO WE BELEIVE THE NURSES AND DOCTORS OR THE PUBLIC WHO LOST LOVED ONES DUE TO LACK OF CARE I KNOW IS GOING ON IN HOSPITALS ITS ALL ON THIS FORUM. ANN EDINBURGH.

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compensation mrsa nhs to pay up
Posted by ann
Last Reply January 14, 2006 at 19:12
Started January 13, 2006 at 14:28
as i said i would let you kow what my lawyer said about mums death and compensation,they have put in an offer which as you would suspect i can't say the ammount just yet,we are still in talks with a third party and will let you all know as soon as i have the final offer.as you know there are a lot of taboo just now on how the govermant and nhs are going to deal with claims i'm going back to see my lawyer next week hopefully that will bring my end of a fight for justice and truth,i wont be leaving the forum as there's a lot still to do and people to help,but i can atlast put mums fight for the suffering to rest thank god.ann edinburgh.

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MRSA
Posted by DENIE
Last Reply January 14, 2006 at 18:44
Started January 14, 2006 at 16:42
MY HUSBAND HAD A LOWER LUMBAR INJECTION AT THE DRS OFFICE AND CONTACTED MSRA.....IT WAS SO BAD HE HAD TO HAVE SURGERY ON HIS REAR AND NOW ITS BACK AGAIN........WHAT DO WE DO?.WE ARE IN THE USA......EMAIL ADDRESS IS DEANIE5687@AOL.COM

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mrsa denial but not from scottish exec
Posted by ann
Last Reply January 13, 2006 at 21:16
Started January 13, 2006 at 15:15
i'm writing this to let you know what they wrote to me,and i quote,as part of the executive's commitment to tackle healthcare associated infections mrkerr the minister for health and community care,announced a campaign investing 15 million pounds over the next three years to protect patients by ensuring high standards of cleanliness in hospitals.most importantly charge nurses[sometimes known as sisters]have been given a key role in implementing this campaign at ground level.they will act as role models for staff,be responsible for ensuring a safe clinical enviroment[including cleanliness and safe visiting rules] and be the first point of contact for complaints about cleaning.to help them in this role,all charge nurses will under go specialised cleanliness champions training[this training will also be built into the coureses of every student nurse in scotland]cleaning staff have an important role to play as part of the hospitals team and we are currently developing an education and f... read more

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op has been cancelled again
Posted by sharron
Last Reply January 12, 2006 at 22:36
Started January 12, 2006 at 09:52
hi there everyone yes its been cancelled again thats the second time no the reson they gave me this morning after booking me in and getting to a bed this time is that my doctor phoned in saying he has done something to his back and it will be next week before i go back in again. Well we will see what happens.
best wishes
sharron

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MRSA In Elderly Care Home
Posted by eastmidlandsman50
Last Reply January 11, 2006 at 22:58
Started January 11, 2006 at 19:29
Hello,and thank you for taking the time to read this.My friend,who works in a care home for the elderly,says that one of the residents,who has recently been in hospital,has been diagnosed with MRSA caught in the hospital.Having subsequently been discharged from the hospital,and returned to the care home with appropriate treatment,she is wondering if the resident,who appears to still be infected,should be isolated from the other elderly residents until the infection has formally cleared up.Also, are there any extra precautions the care home should be taking to ensure both residents and staff alike do not run the risk of catching MRSA. If so,what should the staff and residents be doing in terms of minimalising the risk.Your very urgent help is needed tonight please to answer this question to avoid a possible catastrophy happening.Thank you very much for your reponses.

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Hospital last night and today.
Posted by Scott
Last Reply January 11, 2006 at 22:14
Started January 11, 2006 at 19:57
Folks I have been in hospital the last couple of days but unfortunately I cannot seem to be able to copy and paste what I have written onto this site, to view please go to

www.mrsascotland.info

under hospital experiences or go straight to



http://mrsascotland.proboards81.com/index.cgi?board=talk&action=display&thread=1137009231


Thanks guys and galls of course.

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MRSA osteomyelitis
Posted by KJH
Last Reply January 11, 2006 at 20:44
Started January 3, 2006 at 19:55
Has anyone had or have a family member with a MRSA bone infection? My mother is suffering from this after surviving sepsis due to MRSA, and is in extreme pain.

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My Mother and MRAS advise
Posted by Trevor
Last Reply January 11, 2006 at 17:14
Started June 30, 2005 at 20:21
My mother was admitted to hospital back in March due to dhiaorra and shortness of breath. My mother also suffers from various other symptoms including Diabetes, for which she administers insulin. During these past 4 months my mother has been sent home on 2 occasion and remitted the following day and the 3rd time she was discharged, the hospital made arrangements for her to go to a care home for six weeks to recover, she lasted about 2 hours before the ambulance had to be called for by the care home nurse because she was in such a bad way. My mother still had diahorra and was uncontrollable through some sore of infection. To say the care home nurse was amazed is an understatement, she just couldnít believe that the hospital would discharge her in such a condition, this was also confirmed by the ambulance men when they seen her condition. During my motherís stay in hospital she contacted MRSA, which has seen her deteriorate to such a level it breaks my heart. The hospital now wants to... read more

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Anybody explain this?
Posted by Anon
Last Reply January 5, 2006 at 14:38
Started January 5, 2006 at 11:10
I found this article from the Times about a device which claims to be effective in tackling dangerous micro-organisms within Hospitals which cause infections such as MRSA and C Difficile. Anybody know why the NHS seems to be ignoring this solution when it is obvious there is a serious problem and traditional methods appear to be failing?

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2-1953077,00.html



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Legal Aid granted
Posted by Ruth Wollacott
Last Reply January 4, 2006 at 20:06
Started November 3, 2005 at 12:17
James has received a letter from the Legal Services Commission to say that his application for Legal Aid has been granted on appeal. This means he has been granted funds to conduct an initial investigation into the circumstances surrounding his contraction of MRSA in St. Mary's Paddington in July 2003. This story has been reported in our local newspaper today.

It is unusual for MRSA victims to be granted public funding for an investigation into what happened, therefore we view the LSC's decision as a step forward on the road to gaining an admission of accountability and compensation.

I am firmly of the opinion that Mr. Blair's letter to me of 29th July which was included as part of James' Appeal Bundle to the LSC was instrumental in swaying the decision. In that letter, Mr. Blair offered his personal good wishes for James' full recovery and set out those measures the government intend to put in place to ensure a reduction in MRSA rates; this letter appears to take respons... read more

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DEATHS BY MRSA ARE NURSES GODS
Posted by ANN
Last Reply January 4, 2006 at 20:01
Started January 4, 2006 at 20:01
WE USED TO CALL NURSES ANGELS WHEN I WAS YOUNGER AS THEY HAD A CURE FOR MOST THINGS BUT MOST OF ALL THEY TREATED PEOPLE WITH RESPECT,ONLY NOWADAYS THEY IGNORE PEOPLES NEEDS [NOT ALL NURSES]THEN AGAIN THEY HAD MATRONS ON EACH WARD,NOW I FEEL ITS A CASE OF FOLLOW THE LEADER,WE ALL PAID INSURANCE TO THE GOVERMENTS OVER THE YEARS,SO WHERE IS THE CARE THATS NEEDED SO BADLY IN OUR HOSPITALS NOW MY ANSWER TO THAT WOULD BE HIGH WAGES TO THE EXECUTIVES, THAT ARE MEANT TO MAKE SURE WE GET THE TREATMENT WE NEED NOW ITS LIKE A LOTTERY AS TO WHO GETS TREATMENT AND WHO DOES'NT,ANYWAY NURSES NEED THE SICK TO PAY WAGES IF THEY DONT WANT THE JOBS THEY HAVE THEY SHOULD WORK ELSEWHERE,I KNOW A LOT OF PEOPLE VISITING PEOPLE IN HOSPITALS ARE AFFRAID TO COMPLAIN TO NURSES FEARING THE'RE RELATIVES OR FRIENDS MIGHT NOT GET TREATED THE SAME,THIS MRSA IS A DEFIANT SUPERBUG IT KNOW NO BOUNDRIES AND NOW I FEEL THE PUBLIC SHOULD HAVE NO BOUNDRIES ON BRINGING LEGAL ACTION AGAINST ALL PARTIES INVOLVED IN THE COVE... read more

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