Hospital superbugs

Hospital superbugs

C diff rises but levels stay low

CASES of Clostridium difficile in Scottish hospitals have risen, but remain at historically low levels, figures show.

Praise for hospital staff after Scottish superbug infections fall to record low

Praise for hospital staff after Scottish superbug infections fall to record low

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Hospitals sickened by failure to smash tough superbug targets

HIGH-profile superbug targets which NHS Lothian was told to meet by March will not be hit, it has been revealed.

Superbug cure comes a step closer

Scientists are a step closer to finding a cure for MRSA, experts said yesterday.

Poor funding threat to war on superbugs

A LACK of funding is posing a "major risk" to fighting superbugs in Lothians hospitals, health chiefs have warned.

Two nursery children hit by E coli bug

TWO children from the same Scottish nursery have developed the E coli 0157 infection.

Hospital staff rapped on infection control

STAFF at a Scottish hospital have been criticised for failing to follow procedures to cut the spread of infections such as MRSA.

Cuts warning on wards as rates of C diff hit record low

RATES of the deadly hospital infection Clostridium difficile among elderly patients are at their lowest level yet in Scotland, figures show.

Scots hospitals face call to publish their superbug rates every week

SCOTLAND should follow England's lead and start publishing weekly figures on the rate of deadly superbugs in every hospital, critics have claimed.

Superbug project rolled out after successful Lothian trial

A PROJECT trialled in the Lothians to cut superbug rates is to be rolled out across the country.

Tough target to halve cases of hospital superbugs

HOSPITALS in Scotland have been handed a tougher target to cut cases of the killer infection Clostridium difficile in half by next year.

Margaret Watt: Patients deserve more than bare statistics

FIGURES are fine in hindsight, but what people want to know is what lies behind these statistics.

Toll of superbugs and NHS errors laid bare

THE number of unexpected deaths in Scottish hospitals is falling – but improvements in some parts of the country are much smaller than others, new figures suggest.

Two more cases feared in C.diff outbreak

DOCTORS are awaiting test results on two possible new cases of the C. difficile bug, following an outbreak of the potentially lethal bacteria in a West Coast hospital.

Sadness over 93-year-old's Mother's Day superbug diagnosis

TWO sisters have revealed their heartbreak at discovering the hospital bug that claimed their mother's life was diagnosed on Mother's Day.

'Filth and stressed nurses'at C.diff hospital

A PUBLIC inquiry into Scotland's worst outbreak of Clostridium difficile has been told of appalling hygiene standards at the hospital involved.

Call for better inspections after C Diff deaths

THE daughter of a woman who died after catching a bug in a hospital outbreak today called for "more robust inspections" of wards.

C diff hospital 'improving'

HEALTH secretary Nicola Sturgeon yesterday praised the progress being made in tackling infections at a Scottish hospital where two patients died last year after an outbreak of the Clostridium difficile bug.

NHS inquiry as 'horrified' family hit out at treatment of woman, 85

AN INVESTIGATION has been launched after a family were left "horrified" by the treatment of their elderly mother at the hands of the NHS.

NHS winning war against superbugs

CASES of the deadly hospital bug Clostridium difficile have almost halved in a year, with the number of patients being struck by MRSA also falling, figures show.

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