Tagged: MRSA


Antibiotic use aids MRSA spread in hospital and infection control measures do little to prevent it, says hospital study

News & events | 20 Sep 2012 | Tags: antibiotics Dr Lindsay Dr Tim Planche MRSA

The use of a commonly prescribed antibiotic is a major contributor to the spread of infection in hospitals by the ‘superbug’ MRSA, according to new research. The study also found that increasing measures to prevent infection – such as improved hygiene and hand washing – appeared to have only a small effect on reducing MRSA infection rates during the period studied.


Record low infection rates at St George’s Hospital

News & events | 5 May 2011 | Tags: Clostridium difficile infection rates MRSA

St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust has achieved the lowest infection rates it has ever recorded for MRSA and Clostridium difficile (C.diff) at St George’s Hospital, Tooting, and the Wolfson Neurorehabilitation Centre, Wimbledon. Acquiring only nine MRSA infections and 83 C.diff infections during 2010/11, the trust remained within its mandatory performance …


St George’s infection rate figures go online

News & events | 13 Feb 2009 | Tags: C.diff Clostridium difficile figures infection rate MRSA

Patients and the public can now check St George’s Hospital’s MRSA and Clostridium difficile (C.diff) figures and learn more about how staff are successfully fighting infection. Infection control is a top priority for St George’s and staff are working hard to monitor and prevent infections. The rates on the website date from …


TRUST MAKES STEADY PROGRESS IN CONTROLLING INFECTION

News & events | 17 Jul 2008 | Tags: Clostridium control infection MRSA reductions

St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has welcomed the publication of the latest figures showing substantial reductions in the incidence of both MRSA and Clostridium difficile at the hospital. The Trust has recorded a dramatic reduction in the number of MRSA bacteraemia cases, from 87 cases in 2006/07 to …


Matrons rally against MRSA

News & events | 19 Sep 2005 | Tags: MRSA

SENIOR nurses from St George’s Hospital will join forces tomorrow to campaign for greater awareness of MRSA and the steps that must be taken to shield patients from infections of the antibiotic-resistant bacteria. The hospital’s thirty modern matrons will take to the foyers of Grosvenor Wing and Atkinson Morley Wing …


MRSA infections fall by a third

News & events | 21 Jun 2005 | Tags: infections MRSA

BLOODSTREAM INFECTIONS of the antibiotic-resistant bacteria MRSA fell by a third at St George’s Hospital last year, according to new figures published by the Department of Health. There were 63 infections of MRSA between April 2004 and March 2005, compared to 93 cases in 2003/04. Dr Aodhan Breathnach, infection control …


MRSA infections halved at St George’s

News & events | 11 Mar 2005 | Tags: infections MRSA

CASES of the antibiotic-resistant bacteria MRSA have been halved at St George’s Hospital in the last three years, according to new figures published earlier this week. According to a Government report there were 54 cases of MRSA bloodstream infections at St George’s Hospital between April and September 2001. This fell …


St George’s takes lead in fight against superbugs

News & events | 2 Feb 2005 | Tags: MRSA Summit superbugs

ST GEORGE’S HOSPITAL in Tooting, London, has become the first to send a major party to the UK’s first ever Clean Hospitals Summit, on April 14-15. Nine delegates from the hospital will join top NHS figures, plus those from industry and concerned public organisations, to pool ideas and knowledge to …