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At least 12 employees at University Hospital Galway, including nurses and care staff, have contracted latent tuberculosis from a patient who was diagnosed with the active form of the condition at the facility earlier this year.
The number of cases of MRSA infection at Galway University Hospitals [University Hospital Galway and Merlin Park Hospital] has dropped - 10 patients with MRSA bloodstream infections were treated at the city’s public hospitals in the first six months of this year.
A local patients’ advocate has warned that the hepatitis C scare - which has resulted in more than 450 former public hospital patients being offered screening after it emerged they may have been treated by a surgeon infected by the virus - may further rock public confidence in an “already shaky” HSE led health service.
University Hospital Galway (UHG) had the second highest number of cases of the superbug MRSA in the first six months of this year, according to figures released last week by the national Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC).
The fact that a hospital patient may be an MRSA carrier is not a reason to delay discharge.
The Galway Clinic has credited strict hand hygiene and good isolation facilities with maintaining a “very low” incidence of MRSA infection at the Doughiska based private hospital.
A Mullingar hospital has made history by becoming the first hospital in the world to introduce copper doorknobs in a bid to reduce the spread of superbugs including MRSA.
The new chairperson of the HSE West’s regional health forum is calling for the return of hospital matrons to help in the fight against hospital acquired infections.