Wednesday, 8 October 2008

Three babies sick with MRSA - Letterkenny, Ireland

There are pig farms in the area and there was even a conference on MRSA in Letterkenny that identified the increased risks to pig farmers and their families, see details following news report.

Eventually the British are going to have to suspend and prosecute their corrupt vets. Then, together with the Irish , Canadian and US are going to have to abandon their mistaken trust in the reliability of Britain's useless devious veterinary industry and start following the advice the Dutch gave more than four years ago.

No civilised country can allow children to die from disease whilst allowing the bent vets responsible to continue to lie through their teeth and line their wallets.

The dots all join up. The Dutch and the Continentals are right, the English speaking countries led by Britain are wrong.

MRSA strikes three babies in hospital Wednesday October 08 2008

THREE babies are being treated for an MRSA infection at a busy acute hospital, writes Anita Guidera.

The HSE confirmed yesterday that the babies had tested positive for the bacterial infection at Letterkenny General Hospital and that a number of measures had been put in place to deal with the issue.

According to the HSE, the families and GPs of the infants had been contacted by the hospital and infection control nurses were in place to provide assistance and information.

Consultant microbiologist at the hospital, Michael Mulhern, said every effort was being made to try to prevent any further cases happening.

"From a medical point of view, we don't have any current concerns as regards the health of the babies," he said.

....On Saturday morning, Mayor Bonner again opened proceedings which were once more in the capable hands of Thomas Francis in the chair. Eamon O’Ceallaigh, who is an award winning student in the local Gaelscoil, delivered an impressive address in Irish dealing with MRSAin Letterkenny General Hospital. Margaret Dawson welcomed delegates and speakers. Ms. Bernadette McFadden, who is a nurse manager consultant with the NHS spoke about the importance, from the nursing point of view, of putting the patient at the centre of the health service. She would like to see patients empowered to be involved in their own health care plans, and to be able to insist that health care professionals observe proper hygiene procedures.

Dr. Kevin Kelleher, who now has the responsibility of overseeing MRSA policies in the HSE, told the conference about the plans for tackling the infection nationally. He emphasized which is to take place over the next two years. He also mentioned the Task Force which has recently been unveiled by Professor Drumm, and which, it is hoped, will reduce the incidence of MRSA by 20% over the next five years.

Mr. Paul Bergervoet, who is an Infection Control Practitioner in Deventer Hospital in Holland spoke about the problem of MRSA in that country – or, as he put it, the absence of the problem there. He described the ‘Search and Destroy’ policy which has been the approach of the Dutch health authorities for about twenty years, and which has resulted in Holland having the best record of infection control in Europe. The strict surveillance methods, prompt remedial action and openness which Paul told the conference about ensure that the Dutch system is the envy of many other countries. Paul also said that he and his colleagues are looking at new areas of potential infection risk,and have identified pig farmers and abattoir workers as belonging in this category....