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
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HIGH-profile superbug targets which NHS Lothian was told to meet by March will not be hit, it has been revealed.
Scientists are a step closer to finding a cure for MRSA, experts said yesterday.
A LACK of funding is posing a "major risk" to fighting superbugs in Lothians hospitals, health chiefs have warned.
TWO children from the same Scottish nursery have developed the E coli 0157 infection.
STAFF at a Scottish hospital have been criticised for failing to follow procedures to cut the spread of infections such as MRSA.
RATES of the deadly hospital infection Clostridium difficile among elderly patients are at their lowest level yet in Scotland, figures show.
SCOTLAND should follow England's lead and start publishing weekly figures on the rate of deadly superbugs in every hospital, critics have claimed.
A PROJECT trialled in the Lothians to cut superbug rates is to be rolled out across the country.
HOSPITALS in Scotland have been handed a tougher target to cut cases of the killer infection Clostridium difficile in half by next year.
FIGURES are fine in hindsight, but what people want to know is what lies behind these statistics.
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.
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.
TWO sisters have revealed their heartbreak at discovering the hospital bug that claimed their mother's life was diagnosed on Mother's Day.
A PUBLIC inquiry into Scotland's worst outbreak of Clostridium difficile has been told of appalling hygiene standards at the hospital involved.
THE daughter of a woman who died after catching a bug in a hospital outbreak today called for "more robust inspections" of wards.
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.
AN INVESTIGATION has been launched after a family were left "horrified" by the treatment of their elderly mother at the hands of the NHS.
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.