MRSA on the Rise at City Hospitals; but Not a Single Case at the Women's
Byline: BY LIZA WILLIAMS Daily Post Staff
CASES of deadly superbug MRSA at Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen Hospitals are on the rise, latest figures reveal.
Health Protection Agency (HPA) figures show the rate of people reported with the disease by the hospitals' Trust between April and September last year was 1.92 per 10,000 beds, compared with 1.75 during the previous quarter.
Numbers at many other hospitals dropped or stayed the same, with the Countess of Chester's rate dropping from 2.16 to 1.14 over the same period.
Figures for the other prevalent hospital superbug, C Difficile, have also dropped at the majority of the region's hospitals.
Stars of the show were Liverpool Women's Hospital which did not have a single case of either superbug and Alder Hey which had just one.
The Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust recorded 117 C Difficile cases between July and September 2007, compared to 134 from April to June.
Hospital managers at the Trust said they were not surprised by the figures for MRSA infections, which totalled 32 cases compared to 29 in the previous quarter. …