Posts Tagged ‘HAI’

NHS unaware of full scale and impact of HAIs

Most NHS trusts are unaware of the full scale, cost and impact of healthcare-acquired infections, such as sepsis and norovirus, a report reveals. Fifty e...

Record number of patients contract HAIs in the NHS

The number of patients who contracted life-threatening infections in NHS hospitals has almost doubled in two years to a record level, official figures have...

Notts heart infection cause “unknown” inquest told

An inquest into the deaths of patients who became infected during heart surgery has heard the exact cause is still unknown. Five people died and six mor...

Infection control bring out the Jerry Nelson in me

Now I am a fairly calm sort of person, not given to emotional outbursts too often (or a bit dull as the wife would say). However, this week, I very nearly ...

There’s a lot to be said for a uniform approach

During my last few weeks working as a British doctor, I made myself look like a warehouse man. This had more to do with personal principle than fashion....

Hopping mad over infection control suspension

Oh, Arse. Well at least I'm back at work, dignity nearly intact. After a bit of a talking to from the chief exec and a bunch of flowers to the old witch f...

Powerless to resist infection control witches

Arsington arsey McArse. Just got a call from Dawn, the new bossy fat cow Infection Control Modern Matron Nurse Consultant Practitioner Lecturer In The Heal...

Things to do with your Infection Control Policy

Arsington arse, it never bloody stops. Major infection control crisis in the department. Just because a couple of patients got that C. Whiff virus or wha...

MRSA and C diff not the only hospital infections

The government has taken its "eye off the ball" on hospital infections other than MRSA and Clostridium difficile, a cross-party group of MPs says. The Pub...

Further drop in hospital acquired infections

The number of MRSA infections in hospitals in England has fallen by 40% compared with the same period last year, figures show. Between April to June this ...

Clarity needed on ‘symptom free’ rule for ill staff

There’s a common rule that hospital staff who suffer from diarrhoea and vomiting are expected to stay off work for 48 hours symptom-free. It’s in case ...