Dirty Hospitals. Go In To Get Well And Catch A Deadly Bug!!!

MRSA, Superbugs - superbugs which is increasingly infecting many patients
February 23, 2007 4:14pm CST
The UK has the worse hospitals in Europe. The MRSA bug is spreading throughout so many hospitals. Each year, at least 100,000 people who go into hospital gets an infection there. A friend of mine's brother went into hospital and ended up catching the MRSA bug and dying. What is going on. Hospitals used to be so clean and hygiene was always top priority, now its down to who can clean the hospitals the cheapest without any care for peoples health. It really makes me sick to think something so simple is so neglected. My son had to go into hospital and the whole time he was there I was paranoid he was going to catch something. Are your hospitals just as dirty.
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@xXmeganxX (4423)
23 Feb 07
hey there, the reason probably being for this is because people don't have time to clean the hospitals or there either lazy or something, plus people go in there with al sorts of germs and stuff so people are bound to catch it if there in the same ward or quite near to them!
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• United States
24 Feb 07
I saw a program on this the other day on TV, and, we studied the issue of what is going on in Enlgand, lately, due to the overcrowding, social medical plans, etc. We were studying about the cost of healthcare in the U.S. However, even though it is very expensive here, that does not mean we do not wish we had free or cheap healthcare, however, there are more cleaner ways to do it. Such as in Scandinavia, they have socialized medicine, and they are very clean, and organized (Sweden, and Norway, to be exact). Here in the U.S. the hospitals are generally clean, but, a lot of people can go in the hospital and catch a bug, it is just not as common, perhaps, as in the U.K. There are always things to worry about, such as doctors or staff members that make mistakes, don't know what they were doing. Or, just catching something, for a total stranger. We need to have faith, but also, to see if our elected officaials can do something about the dirtiness, after all, there are more important things than war in this world.
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@coolcatzz (1589)
• Canada
24 Feb 07
I live in Canada and our hospitals I would say are pretty clean but really when you think about it, it must be pretty easy to get sick there when you have all the airborn germs floating around. At least I would think so. But no for the most part I wouldn't say they are dirty just not germ free.
@weemam (13389)
24 Feb 07
I worried about this so much too , My hubby had a triple heart bypass op last august and I worried myself sick because the hospital he was in was really old , but the staff were great and they took every precaution they could , The sheets and pillow slips were pristine clean , I could never thank them enough , he had complications and even had to be operated on again hours later but is now getting stronger every day , I do agree with you though , our local hospital has really gone downhill . xx
24 Feb 07
Nurses are wonderful people, its the management that are to blame most of the time. I am glad to hear your husband is doing well, that is a major operation to go through! Thanks
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@weemam (13389)
24 Feb 07
thank you he might possibly have to go through more I just hope that where he has to go will be as good xx
@Stiletto (4597)
25 Feb 07
God I just dread having to go into hospital for anything! This "back door privatisation" that has been going on in the UK for quite some time now has a lot to answer for. It's just outrageous that people go into hospital nowadays and end up sicker than when they went in - and even more shocking that it all just comes down to basic hygiene at the end of the day!
25 Feb 07
Its scary and also unbelieveable. If people had told us this was going to happen years ago I think we may have laughed and thought they were mad! Thanks
@5000ml (1923)
• Belgium
24 Feb 07
There was a horrible bug going around some of the hospitals in the North of France. People were dying and even though my MIL should have gone in for a minor operation she decided against it. It was for the best as she got a second opinion and the doctor told her she didn't need the operation at all. Apparently they're operation happy in France, they'll do stuff that's not even needed and then let a bug kill you afterwards.
24 Feb 07
OMG, that sounds awful, good job your friend got a second opinion!! Thanks
• Canada
24 Feb 07
Dirty Hospitals - Dirty Hospitals. Cleaning solution but nobody to clean
Hospitals here in Canada are very clean, but having lived in the UK, I know what you mean. I've heard so many reports of people going into the hospital for a minor thing, and they never make it out alive. This is only going to change if we, as a society stand up and demand changes to the system. Everything is about money these days and it's not right that we should let the government and everyone else put our health at risk in order to save a few pounds here and there. Scrimping on the cleaning bill is NOT the way to go.
24 Feb 07
Well said!!!! Its disgusting to think that some peoples lifes are worth less than paying a decent wage for cleaners and enforcing staff to just wash their hands. Bloody madness!! Thanks for the response and photo!!
@MrNiceGuy (4148)
• United States
24 Feb 07
Thats terrible. You'd think as health professionals they would be familiar with MRSA, which I believe is staph. It's easy to prevent, its easy to see, so they must just be lazy or incompetent.
24 Feb 07
Exactly!!! Just make sure if you ever go into hospital witness them washing their hands before they come near you. Frightening!! Thanks
@crazynurse (7510)
• United States
24 Feb 07
The dreaded MRSA is in all hospitals! The hospitals in the United States have MRSA too. The bug is everywhre, but its presence is heightened in a hospital situation because there are hosts who are ill and whose immune systems cannot fight it as well as those of people in the community. The single best method to stop the spread of MRSA and other such fates is HANDWASHING! In healthcare it is like pulling teeth to get workers to wash their hands between patients. They scurry into a room, do what needs to be done and scurry out...on to the next room...never washing their hands in between. Then they scurry to the desk and handle telephones, computer keyboards, pens, pencils and other objects that will be handled by many other people! When you are in a hospital or doctors office, if the person who comes into the room to work on you does not stop and wash their hands first, ask them to! That is your right as a patient! The first and last thing a hospital employee or healthcare worker should do in a patient room or exam room is wash their hands.
24 Feb 07
Thanks for your good advise. When I was in hospital with my son who burnt his legs I was so worried and would scruntinise every nurse and doctor who came near him to make sure they put on gloves or used the hand wash. You would think though with 100,000 people contracting it in UK hospitals they would feel obligated to their patients by just doing this simple thing! Cheers!!
@ntejani17 (742)
• Pakistan
24 Feb 07
When i was kid from that day till today i don like hospitals bcoz when i enter in hospitals i feel vomiting and this is bcoz when i get sick and my parents say me to go to doctor i told them i m feeling fine there is no need to go to doctor and they say me wait i m bringing thermometer and when they chek it the tempreature is about 103 to 104 and they say me that u was feeling fine na. Then i say them that nothing is problem it will get fine in 2,3 days. And they get hyper and bcoz of that i had to go there.
24 Feb 07
We just can't fool our parents!!! I do not like the thought of going into hospital either, I don't blame you for trying to get out of it.LOL Thanks
26 Feb 07
Again I honestly believe that some poor country's will have worse hospitals and these deadly bugs will probably be found there and much more. I'm not sticking up for the united kingdom, I actually don't like going into to hospitals and this is the perfect reason for me but honestly They're are country's which have less space, equipment and not fully trained hospital staff. We're labelled because of deadly bug, which is common in mainly other places and least we can get rid of it. Which would defeat that label I think, as the truly worst wouldn't be able to do this. Just thinking out loud, ~Joey
• New Zealand
24 Feb 07
that is absolutly disgusting. The really should spend moree time cleaning/steralising. If they dont have time hire more people.
@linda345 (2661)
• Canada
24 Feb 07
I live in Canada and I don't think our hospitals are dirty. When you go to the emergancy room, you are screened to see if you have any type of respitory illness and if you answer yes to certain questions you have to wear a mask or be isolated to a certain room.