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Posted by Sinead Hackett
Last Reply November 24, 2005 at 03:50
Started May 31, 2005 at 12:15
how is it cought??? can you die from it???

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mrsa in ears
Posted by darlizzy
Last Reply November 22, 2005 at 01:03
Started November 8, 2005
My 3 year old nephew has a mrsa infection in his ear after recieving tubes and surgery to remove his adnoids. The E.N.T. doc prescribed 2 types of ear drops, but told my sister that if he has a hole in his ear drum that he may go deaf.We need any info available.

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NI hospital adopts infection plan
Posted by NI hospital adopts infect
Last Reply November 21, 2005 at 17:14
Started November 4, 2005 at 13:44
Craigavon Area Hospital has become the first trust in Northern Ireland to adopt a 10-point plan aimed at cutting infections such as MRSA.
The plan - from the Royal College of Nursing - has already been adopted by many hospitals in England.

Among its recommendations are that cleaners should be available to hospitals 24 hours per day.

It also contains basic advice on staff washing their hands properly and staying at home if they feel unwell.

John Moan, director of nursing at Craigavon hospital, said a number of factors could lead to the spread of infection.

"If equipment isn't properly washed and cleaned - for example a bed after a patient has been discharged - that can cause infection.

"Without a doubt staff perhaps not adhering to proper standards of hygiene between patients leads to the risk of the transmission of MRSA," Mr Moan said.

A report at the end of September said MRSA cases in Northern Ireland's hospitals had reduced significantly in the last year... read more

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mrsa after a broken bone
Posted by susan
Last Reply November 21, 2005 at 07:51
Started November 21, 2005 at 06:25
11 wks ago I broke my heel, after surgery I was hosptalized for a few days. Sent home and was told no weight on my foot till the middle of Dec. They put a cast on my foot (while there were still open wounds) I went in for more exrays a few weeks later, they changed my cast again, and again there were still open wounds. I was actually feeling much better and in no more pain until two weeks ago, I woke up with such pain in my leg. Long story short, went to urgent care to make sure there was no blod clot and the dr. that saw me there did not like the look of the still open wound. went back to my dr., who sent me to a wound care specialist. bottom line, I had MRSA. I spent last week in the hospital, now I am home doing my own IV's reading this board is making me afraid of what might still happen to me, no one is telling me how long I will be like this. Just saying it can be a long long time. I also have a wound vac on my heel. I am also on crutches!!Between the wound vac that I h... read more

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I am awaiting further surgery
Posted by LYN
Last Reply November 20, 2005 at 13:51
Started November 19, 2005 at 18:22
I had an operation in Scotland in july 2004 I was in hospital there for six weeks; on returning to my own local hospital I contracted mrsa I was not advised of this and found out when speaking to a locum on the telephone at my doctors surgery!!!!. I am returning to hospital for another operation in January; I am worried that I will again be exposed to this bug and will I recover this time!!My joints ache constantly and your site is the first indication that this might be as a result of MRSA........

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Best Quote Ever
Posted by moya
Last Reply November 20, 2005 at 10:21
Started November 15, 2005 at 16:52
The prognosis is not good. Throughout the National Health Service MRSA (Ministerial Responsibility Shockingly Absent) is rife. The patient is confused, the doctors squabbling, the relatives increasingly angry.

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Posted by a. mall
Last Reply November 18, 2005 at 20:54
Started October 22, 2005 at 13:43
My mum died in 2003 after being in hospital for thirteen wks. we were told she was dying from tb and pnuemonia in a nurse barrier room only mum proved them wrong in the room it was dirty i was sleeping in the same room dirty trolley needle in the sink blood on her sheets pills under the bed i even had to go the sluce room to get her a bedpan it was a total sham i had to go through the main ward to get the bedpan not one person stopped me using the kitchen or toilets putting other peoples lives at risk, eventually mum was put in the main ward she was getting home i was delighted so was mum only two days later she died not one of the hospital told me she contracted mrsa but mum did the day before she died im appalled at the way they treat those poor souls as they say we;re just a number they should pay for all those people getting better just to die from a hospital super bug mrsa. from A.Mall

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MRSA identified in ubilical cord
Posted by Connie Leech
Last Reply November 17, 2005 at 16:19
Started November 17, 2005 at 16:04
I have a 1 week old baby girl and a swab was taken from her ubilical cord prior to leaving the hospital. The swab has confirmed the presences of MRSA. I had a normal delivery and was in hospital for 3 days. I am now in my own home and the Public Health nurse has subsequently taken additional swabs from me and my baby. Areas swabbed include the nose, groin, armpit and ubilical cord and I am waiting on those results. Pls can yuo advise me what are the potential risks of my baby been infected as the infection unit has categorised my baby as colonised. What physical symptons should I look for
As the bug was identified on the ubilical cord, what is the risk of it entering internally into her system and getting infected.
what precautions do I need to take in my home?

Many thanks


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mavis in the News
Posted by moya
Last Reply November 17, 2005 at 10:22
Started November 17, 2005 at 04:35
MRSA mum to confront Blair Nov 16 2005

By Michael Youds, Northwich Chronicle

A CAMPAIGNER raising awareness of hospital superbug MRSA is to go all the way to Number 10.

Mavis Law, of Beckenham Grove in Winsford, is going to Downing Street on November 28 when she will present a petition to Prime Minister Tony Blair demanding the Government takes action to eradicate the infection.

Mavis, whose 32-year-old son Colin died of MRSA in 2003, will be joined by fellow members of pressure group MRSA Action UK, of which she is the Cheshire representative.

The campaigners are hoping the petition, which has been signed by hundreds of people, will force ministers into action.

Mavis said: 'All we are asking is that the issue of MRSA be discussed in the House of Commons.

'So far MPs have refused to do this, but hopefully we can convince them to take the problem seriously.

'I'm not scared about going to Downing Street - I thought I might feel overwhelme... read more

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Posted by Maria
Last Reply November 16, 2005 at 13:59
Started August 1, 2005 at 22:58
This widely publicised case was on the local news tonight, the hospital spokesperson said "this was not a serious infection, its a wound infection, we only had 2 cases of bloodstream infection per 1,000 bed days last year"

What a disgrace, how shameful, read on.

Central Somerset's new hospital is at the centre of an MRSA investigation this week.

Medical bosses are trying to determine whether 81-year-old Irene Kenney caught the potentially fatal infection at the West Mendip Hospital, in Glastonbury.

Mrs Kenney, who grew up in the town and lived in Meare for 20 years before moving to Wells three years ago, was diagnosed with the infectious illness last month.

The disease was spotted by nursing home staff in Congresbury after Mrs Kenney's family decided to move her out of the West Mendip Hospital and into a care home.

Mrs Kenney's health started to deteriorate while being treated at Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton, during a routine eye operation.

While recuperating... read more

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Private Healthcare
Posted by Jayne
Last Reply November 16, 2005 at 13:46
Started November 7, 2005 at 10:31
Whilst our political leaders and senior hospital managers all benefit from private healthcare packages, will they ever become concerned with MRSA ?

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More Rhetoric
Posted by Maria
Last Reply November 15, 2005 at 15:28
Started November 11, 2005 at 13:48
An extract from the mantra being spouted at Labour Party members....

"The NHS is Labour’s proudest achievement. We believe in and will protect its founding values: high-quality treatment, free at the point of need, based on need and not ability to pay. After years of under-funding and neglect by the Tories who brought the service to its knees, the NHS is now improving fast:

• NHS spending up from £33bn a year in 1997 to over £90bn by 2008
• 27,000 more doctors, 78,700 more nurses since 1997
• waiting lists at their lowest for a generation – the number of people waiting for an operation has been slashed by more than 350,000 since 1997
• death rates from breast cancer for women, lung cancer for men, falling faster than anywhere else in the world
• in the past year alone 1,100 more dentists were recruited to the NHS, far exceeding our target
• better pay and opportunities for staff with Agenda for Change

These improvements are the result of three things: more money, de... read more

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Lies=NHS staff shortages
Posted by Dave
Last Reply November 14, 2005 at 19:21
Started November 9, 2005 at 23:43

I am getting put off NHS work now.

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Where has patient care gone?
Posted by Mirror article
Last Reply November 14, 2005 at 17:05
Started November 8, 2005 at 15:16
8 November 2005
By Richard Smith
THE husband of a cancer sufferer had to clean his wife's "filthy" hospital room himself.

David Sheppard, 59, said he found blood, hair and dirt in his wife Jeanette's room at Bristol Royal Infirmary and pleaded with staff to clean it for four days, fruitlessly.

So he brought in cleaning materials and cleaned it himself.

Jeanette, 58, had been transferred into the private room as chemotherapy had left her vulnerable to infection.

David said yesterday: "When we got to the room there was blood on the door handle, on the frame of the bed and on the bathroom floor. The bins had not been emptied. There was hair and dust everywhere. A nurse emptied the bins but the room was not cleaned."

Last year a patient left £1,500 in his will to the hospital to have 400 windows cleaned for the first time in seven years

The United Bristol Health Care Trust are investigating and have written t... read more

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re petition HELP more names please
Posted by Bev
Last Reply November 14, 2005 at 16:27
Started October 3, 2005 at 14:09
hi me again ~ thank you to everyone who has so far added their names to the petition we want to raise the awareness of MRSA in the houses of parliament ~

I have a chance to take this right to the top and need many many more names ~ I would have to have all names in by 18th november to enable me to correlate all the petition forms

please please help we need to give all our victims a name and recognition that there is a huge problem in our hospitals with MRSA and other HAI's

we cannot keep letting the government run NHS fob us off with 'its of no concern' we are 'talking' we are proposing we are thinking ~ we have got it right

we know they have'nt and its about time they started listening to the public who have to live with the everyday consequences of their lack of action

thank you

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Posted by denise
Last Reply November 13, 2005 at 12:19
Started November 12, 2005 at 21:28
my mum was told yesterday that she had caught the superbug as if it didn,t matter, she had throat cancer 2 yrs ago and they think now that she has lung cancer she is gwetting worse everyday anyone been in this positon as the docs don,t give us much info as to how this will affect her.

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Posted by LS
Last Reply November 10, 2005 at 10:14
Started November 7, 2005 at 19:51

My Gramps (85) has been in Kingston Hospital (Surrey) for 5 weeks after surgery to repair a hole in his bowel. Since the surgery he has been in Intensive Care ward, with an open wound. On Saturday the registrar advised us that they were transferring him to an ordainary room and if he needed to go back on the respirator, they would not do so as they didn't feel it was in his best interest.

Needless to say, on Sunday he took a turn for the worst. We were then stunned to be told yesterday evening that he has MRSA. My father has questioned the registrar today and been told that it was contracted whilst he was in Intensive Care.

I don't know what to expect, what this does to him, is he going to die, if he does..what do we do?

I know nothing other than what I have seen on the news and came across this site whilst searching for answers.

I would be so grateful for any advice



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baby has mrsa
Posted by Marie
Last Reply November 10, 2005
Started November 3, 2005 at 13:55
Hi I have just been told my 6 day old nephew has mrsa, the midwife says since he has no symptoms they will not treat it yet??? The midwifes have been absolutely hopless and have given NO information at all, my brother and his wife are in an awful state. Can anyone give me any advice or information on the subject because the doctors have been no help what so ever?

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wasnt told i had mrsa
Posted by tina
Last Reply November 9, 2005 at 16:09
Started March 11, 2005 at 12:44
im so distressed today i have a baby with chronic lung disease who caught mrsa 3 times whilst in hospital and developed septicema shes survived and is currently well,so myself and my family are very well informed/realise the implications of mrsa,but to my horror i was sterilised 4weeks ago which became infected(had keyhole surgery in my belly button)i went back into hospital and was on an antibiotic drip,they took swabs from the infection,when i was discharged i got a phone call 3days later from the hospital telling me to urgently go to my doctors to pick up another prescription fot antibiotics thats all i was told,so i did this and thought no more of it,i went today to a quit smoking sessin at my doctors and she brought up my medical notes on screen and said ohhh you have been poorly with mrsa! i said what?? she then got all my notes out and said the infection in my wound was mrsa! why wasnt i told? surely the hospital were obliged to tell me? especially as i have a child whos got ... read more

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Hewitt pulls out
Posted by moya
Last Reply November 8, 2005 at 18:33
Started November 8, 2005 at 09:11
A total of 22 out of 28 strategic health authorities reported the youngest patient with MRSA to be less than a week old.

The findings were to have been put to Patricia Hewitt, the Health Secretary, at a conference today but Ms Hewitt told the organisers she could not attend.

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