MRSA Action UK: International MRSA Testing Week, April 1-7th
Tuesday, 3 April 2012
International MRSA Testing Week, April 1-7th
MRSA Survivors Network, a global leader in the fight for MRSA awareness, education and prevention launches this week – "International MRSA Testing Week, April 1-7th" a new global campaign with the slogan "Prevention Saves Lives" that draws critical attention for the need of healthcare facilities worldwide to screen high risk patients for MRSA upon admission with continued surveillance and testing – active detection and isolation saves lives.
MRSA Action UK supports the view that prevention is always better than the cure, screening has played a significant role in helping to reduce the numbers of bloodstream infections caused by MRSA in the UK, and hospitals are starting to see success with MSSA.
For more information about Jeanine Thomas, her campaign, and MRSA Survivors Network visit http://www.mrsasurvivors.org/
MRSA Action UK
telephone: 07762 741114
Disclaimer: Press releases published on this page are from key opinion formers
who promote their organisation's activities by subscribing to a campaign site within
politics.co.uk. politics.co.uk does not endorse, edit, or attempt to balance the
opinions expressed on this page. The content of press releases are wholly the responsibility
of the originating company or organisation.
The battle against MRSA is showing signs of success, with cases down by a third compared to last year.
The Department of Health's (DoH) attempts to combat hospital 'super bugs' have achieved mixed results.
Health minister Andy Burnham has insisted the government can still meet its target to cut rates of hospital superbug MRSA, after a leaked memo shows the NHS is set to miss it.
Hospital and care facilities standards fell in the UK between 2011 and 2012, according to a new report.
An irate surgeon gives the prime minister a talking-to for letting dirty, dirty media types near patients.
The government's focus on MRSA is contributing to rising numbers of other healthcare-associated infections, it has been claimed.
Patients are unable to make a meaningful choice about which hospital they prefer without full information about infection rates, a health expert has said.
The government has today hit back at the Conservatives' new health reform plans, saying their pledge to scrap NHS targets would result in an increase in MRSA.
Virgin boss Sir Richard Branson has said if the airline industry had the track record of the NHS on hospital infection it would have been "grounded years ago".
New statistics out today show strong progress against hospital superbugs, but opposition parties are challenging the figures.