Friday, 6 March 2009

Quarter of people with new C diff have died

Remember this, as posted here in February?

A "POTENTIALLY more dangerous" form of the C diff bug has been discovered in Scottish hospitals.

Well, it seems that there is no 'potentially' about it anymore.

ONE in four patients in Scotland who contracted a recently discovered strain of Clostridium difficile has died, figures revealed last night.

You may also remember that Scottish Health Secretary Nicola Sturgeon came out with this gem at the time.

"It is vital that everyone has confidence in their NHS and the standard of care they will receive in hospital."

I remember asking at the time if anyone felt confident. Well, do ya', punks?

Source: The Scotsman