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The true state of the NHS

Scotsman.com News - Scotland - One in ten Scottish hospital patients 'suffering infection'
9.5 per cent of people in acute hospitals had a healthcare associated infection (HAI) such as MRSA. A study by the Hospital Infection Society from February to May 2006 found that 8.2 per cent of patients in England had an HAI, 6.3 per cent in Wales and 5.4 per cent in Northern Ireland. Experts and campaigners last night said that HAIs continued to be a problem because of poor hygiene in hospitals and a lack of isolation facilities.

Here's a suggestion, everytime a bloody doctor or health expert appears to lecture us on the risks of modern life give'em a bottle of Dettol, a bucket and mop and tell them to go and clean their own filthy hospitals first. Matthew 7:5 and all that - Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother's eye.

And it might be worth just checking out the leading private hospital provider Bupa's MRSA rate in comparison. It is a big round zero for MRSA blood infections in 2006. It is nothing to do with hospitals in general, it is how they are run.


It's not that surprising, as the Scotsman rightly says the lack of isolation facilities in NHS hospitals in a factor. It's a lot easier to catch MRSA from a another patient if they are in the same ward and sharing bathroom facilities than if they are both in different en-suite rooms. In addition to that, BUPA hospitals which generally deal with patients coming in for elective surgical/orthopaedic procedures won't have the emergency medical admissions which include patients coming in already suffering from MRSA. As hard as it may be for you to accept, the NHS can't be responsible for MRSA caught outside hospitals.

Yes, even one case acquired in hospital is one too many, I trust that you will change your position and campaign for the increased tax required for all NHS patients to be treated in individual rooms.

the doctors do not own the hospitals they just work there.
as do the cleaners.
As for hypocracy is not that all about that damn oath they always cite.

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