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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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Did mrsa kill my mum?
Posted by Julie
Last Reply January 3, 2006 at 03:14
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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MRSA Positive
Posted by yvonne
Last Reply January 2, 2006 at 16:00
Started January 2, 2006 at 16:00
Hi juliet
Yvonne here i'm sorry that i haven't been incontact
with you before now as my computer was broken .
juliet when were you talking to me in the hospital was it when i just had shelly or was it when shelly was in her self for three months . Hope to hear from you soon.... yvonne

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MRSA Positive
Posted by Yvonne
Last Reply January 2, 2006 at 15:43
Started August 31, 2005 at 20:05
Hello there Maria and Bev

The only thing that i need to worry about septaceima is that if someone who has septaceima and have an open wound and if shelly has an open wound and they conect with one and other apart from that i have got nothing else to worry about with septaceima and with the chance of that happening is one in a million and i feel a lot better about it now. I have already been incontact with a lawyer about shelly.ps
I am sorry that i haven't replyed to you's sooner than this.

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msra
Posted by julie cass
Last Reply January 2, 2006 at 14:56
Started January 1, 2006 at 18:28
I had a stay in the the general hospital in colchester last may due to meningitis, was in 'isolation' for a week but then transferred onto a normal ward. whilst recovering there i had the most awful diarreaha, the nurses were informed but they said it was due to the anti viral drugs that i had taken and no stool test was taken. the toilets were in a terribal state and it was a nightmare trying to find one clean in time for me to use. on my return home i had pain in my toes and the outerside of my foot which is still here today. my gp has sent me back to the neurologist for tests and i am waiting for a mri scan (could be months). in the meantime i was stung by some sort of insect on the 13th sept on my way to tenerife, although i believe it was in this country that it had happened. whilst away i noticed this sting was a bit weepy and extremely inflamed. this 'sting bite' grew and grew until it was very messy and causing problems with pain etc. antibiotics were prescribed to no avail ... read more

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MRSA at christmas
Posted by John
Last Reply January 1, 2006 at 23:26
Started December 22, 2005 at 21:11
Lets hope that not too many patients get MRSA for christmas. This seems to be the only present that the NHS will give them. xxx

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Not sure what to do!
Posted by Christine Moody
Last Reply December 31, 2005 at 21:48
Started October 15, 2004 at 06:18
8 months ago I developed a boil on my neck which grew to the size of a golf ball, it was very painful and took 3 weeks to go. I have since had 24 more in various places on my body, antibiotics have been unsuccessful, not surprisingly as it has been diagnosed as MRSA. Fortunately I have suffered no fever however I have now developed lumps in my groin (lymph glands I presume) and am concerned that the bacteria is getting nearer to my bloodstream. I am seeing my GP who is trying to boost my immune system (which is apparently very low) so I can fight the bacteria. I know I am not a critical case but am concerned there seems no end to it and the situation is worsening. At what point do I insist on IV antibiotic treatment or do I wait til I get a fever? Any advice would be greatly appreciated, thanks!


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MRSA in human-do pets need treatment?
Posted by joni
Last Reply December 30, 2005 at 17:42
Started December 20, 2005
I have a close friend that was diagnosed with MRSA. He has an infant- does he need to be concerned with the baby getting it? Also, he has read that his pets need to be treated to prevent reinfection to him. Help please...

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MRSA Policy in UK
Posted by Marc
Last Reply December 30, 2005 at 17:29
Started December 12, 2005 at 17:10
Hi, i know this is a difficult topic to talk about, but I am doing an assignment regarding the problems with the policy formulation introducing a strategy to tackle the MRSA outbreak.

Basically does anyone know of any reasons why the formulation and strategy did not work. From what i have researched, the policy was formulated by the Department of Health, but obviously problems arose, and it took a while for the policy to filter down.

Any information about the MRSA policy, the organisations involved, and the exact problems that arose would be much appreciated, ill check back here, or if anyone wants to contact me my email is enjoymarcus@hotmail.com

By the end of this assignment i should be an expert as to why MRSA policy in the UK has not been succesful.

Thanks guys.

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lawyers set for court in january
Posted by ann
Last Reply December 30, 2005 at 17:13
Started December 30, 2005 at 17:13
this is going to be a bad year for nhs re goverment,lawyers in edinburgh have now gone ahead to take them to court,if you are one of many people who put in a claim against nhs re goverment even three years ago dont give up hope,my lawyer and others got a continuence for claims.
i think the goverment are hoping that cases that went in three years ago cant get compensation,they are so wrong i'm glad to say,if you did'nt carry you're claim on they know they dont have to pay,so if you are nearing you're three years ask you're lawyer now for a continuence or you're fight for justice will go out the window,mrsa is such a big issue now Mr.Blair will be praying that some people don't know there rights,so now our thread know take action asap and that goes for all mrsa cases.ann scotland

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Septic Arthritus
Posted by Michael King
Last Reply December 29, 2005 at 15:23
Started December 28, 2005 at 19:04
I developed a staph infection 4 months after receiviving a total knee replacement in April of 2005. The infection began in late August and continues today. I have taken vancomyicin (I'm alergic), cubicin, zyvox, synercide, and now tigercycline with no positive results. I have also taken riffampin. The knee was removed in November and I had to surgeries in December (3 days apart) to clean out the site and start a new antibiotic (tigercycline). I'm running out of options. Any thoughts?

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John Reid Meets Brian Bennett
Posted by Carl
Last Reply December 28, 2005 at 16:02
Started April 18, 2005 at 20:18
Some of you may have read my previous post on this forum (letter FAO Brian Bennett). Well, another post that has caught my attention relates to the red tape holding up Brian Bennetts wonder cream. I notice that some of Brian Bennetts pevious friends have paid particular attention to this web page and have posted their comments. These people seem un Con Vinced by some claims made. I for one fall in to this camp. I too am unconvinced. But who are we to pass judgement? Such powerful and influential people as John Reid and even the Sun Newspaper(?) are convinced. Let us not forget the extremely wealthy individuals who have been convinced in to investing in Brian Bennett. What is it that has made these new found friends believe so strongly in this cream? I would like to be equally influenced.

It would appear to me that perhaps Brian Bennetts profile is far more humble than i believed. My collegues and i cannot deny that my previous post may have opended the proverbial can of worms, bu... read more

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MRSA
Posted by John Barford
Last Reply December 28, 2005 at 15:31
Started December 14, 2005 at 17:39
My daughter, Rachael, is 25 years old. She had surgery on her broken leg the first of September, 2005. The last week of November she complained of a bump on her surgical area of the leg. The 5th of December she was feverish and the leg area swelled. Her mother took her to the doctor on the 7th and they admitted her to the hospital. After test results they determined she had MRSA. She was released for home care on the 12th and her mother administers Vancomycin in the surgically implanted IV. A health care nurse visits on regular basis and took a blood sample on the 13th. Rachael has a 2 year old son. Should he be exposed to this or should we keep him away? Are there any immediate signs to look for in case hospital care in needed?

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Health Care Commision
Posted by Andy
Last Reply December 28, 2005 at 10:45
Started December 27, 2005 at 18:19
Health bosses 'too busy' to investigate mum's MRSA death

THE daughter of an MRSA victim has been told a health watchdog is too busy to review the case.

Bev Hurst, 48, is furious that after 30 months trying to find out how her mother Margaret Rowley contracted the deadly bug at Bury's Fairfield General she has now come up against a brick wall.

She wrote to the Healthcare Commission two weeks ago asking them to start an independent review of her 70-year-old mother's care and her death in June 2003.

Mrs Hurst, a mum-of-two from Wigan, was shocked when they replied saying: "When a request for review is received our usual process would be for it to be allocated to a case manager.

"As we have received considerably more new cases than we are currently able to allocate to case managers, there will, unfortunately, be a delay in progressing your case."

Inundated

The Healthcare Commission admits it has been inundated with more complaints than it can cope with and can't say... read more

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mrsa everywhere... step up awareness
Posted by Luke
Last Reply December 28, 2005 at 10:41
Started December 22, 2005 at 08:21
My gramp has recently been diagnosed with mrsa. He has been in the JR hospital for 10 weeks and only after being transferred to another hospital was told that he had the bug. The new hospital were furious that he had been transferreed with the bug but the opinion from the JR was that 'everyone here has it'. This 'what do you expect' attitude clearly reflects the fact that many hospital staff do not take mrsa seriously... I have been to JR several times and they have those hand wash things everywhere - it appears that it will take many more preventative methods than a bacterial hand and arm wash to tackle the extent of this disease. I didn't even know why I was washing my hands in there..... call me ignorant but where's the awareness?????

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