I am really pleased to see that Lewisham Hospital has managed to turn around the MRSA situation.
The news that the hospital was rife with MRSA first came to light just as Susie (my wife) was giving birth to our youngest son, not the kind of thing that you want to hear. At one point Lewisham was one the worst hospital in the country for infection rates.
Something needed to be done and there was lots of talk about investment, hit squads, targets, disinfection machines etc. etc.
Now Lewisham is heading towards the top of the tables and this turnaround has taken little more than a year. It is very good to see that rather than waste time and money on expensive distractions Lewisham has broken the MRSA problem by simple and effective hand washing. Nothing complicated, just making sure that everyone washes their hands.
I think there is a lesson to be learned there.
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