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Best to stay out of hospital if at all possible.
I totally agree. I wonder whether other developed countries have the same rates of hospital infection as we do.
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Re: Hospital acquired Infections

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I totally agree. I wonder whether other developed countries have the same rates of hospital infection as we do.


Yes, that would be interesting to know, Annie.

It also makes me wonder how the people who actually work in these places get on.
Are they carrying possible infections home to their families each day?
Do they ever get ill themselves from things they have picked up at their workplace?
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Yes, that would be interesting to know, Annie.

It also makes me wonder how the people who actually work in these places get on.
Are they carrying possible infections home to their families each day?
Do they ever get ill themselves from things they have picked up at their workplace?
These infections are only dangerous if you are in a vulnerable condition. A certain percentage of the population carry MRSA in their nose every day. It doesn't harm them.
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My friend a few years ago died of C. difficile, she went in to hospital with kidney problems and got C. difficile. She had her bowl removed and Collen, was in I C U for weeks. When they where removing the breathing tube from her mouth the young nurse doing it for first time slit her throat she drowned in her own blood. Her children had a privet post-mortem, because hospital said it was kidney failure, the slitting of throat killed her followed by C. difficile.
I have a real fear of going into hospital even before this happened.
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My friend a few years ago died of C. difficile, she went in to hospital with kidney problems and got C. difficile. She had her bowl removed and Collen, was in I C U for weeks. When they where removing the breathing tube from her mouth the young nurse doing it for first time slit her throat she drowned in her own blood. Her children had a privet post-mortem, because hospital said it was kidney failure, the slitting of throat killed her followed by C. difficile.
I have a real fear of going into hospital even before this happened.
I'm not surprised Ethel, what a terrible thing to happen.
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11-09-2019, 10:14 PM
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Both my parents died of MRSA at two different hospitals and many years apart.
Both were recovering well from what they were admitted into hospital for.

I knew there was something wrong when l went to visit my mother. She wasnít in her bed and l was asked to put on a plastic apron, plastic gloves and a plastic cap.
I was then led to an isolation ward where my mother had been transferred to. The skin on her body was swollen, her hands were so swollen they had to cut her ring off her finger. She died soon after.

Some years later, l went to visit my dad at another hospital. He had recovered well from his operation but he was swollen with tubes coming out of his nose.
I found the nurse in charge of the ward and asked her if my dad had MRSA. She said, yes. He also died soon after.

They didnít state MRSA on either of my parentís death certificates.
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11-09-2019, 10:17 PM
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Both my parents died of MRSA at two different hospitals and many years apart.
Both were recovering well from what they were admitted into hospital for.

I knew there was something wrong when l went to visit my mother. She wasnít in her bed and l was asked to put on a plastic apron, plastic gloves and a plastic cap.
I was then led to an isolation ward where my mother had been transferred to. The skin on her body was swollen, her hands were so swollen they had to cut her ring off her finger. She died soon after.

Some years later, l went to visit my dad at another hospital. He had recovered well from his operation but he was swollen with tubes coming out of his nose.
I found the nurse in charge of the ward and asked her if my dad had MRSA. She said, yes. He also died soon after.

They didnít state MRSA on either of my parentís death certificates.


That's awful, Art.

How do these people get away with not putting the truth on death certificates I wonder?
That should be an offence!
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That's awful, Art.

How do these people get away with not putting the truth on death certificates I wonder?
That should be an offence!
Mups, Do you really think they would put MRSA on a death certificate? No they wouldnít, as then they would be held responsible and probably sued.
They put kidney failure and something else on both death certificates.

I didnít pursue it on either occasion. You are up against a huge organisation and would have to endure a process that could take years and years.
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11-09-2019, 10:31 PM
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Mups, Do you really think they would put MRSA on a death certificate? No they wouldnít, as then they would be held responsible and probably sued.
They put kidney failure and something else on both death certificates.

I didnít pursue it on either occasion. You are up against a huge organisation and would have to endure a process that could take years and years.


Unfortunately, that is true.
Sorry for your loss in such a way though.
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Unfortunately, that is true.
Sorry for your loss in such a way though.
Thank You. It was a while ago now. My mother died in 1996, she was 82 and my dad died in 2002, he was 79.
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