Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Labour MSP Jackie Baillie gets some 'good' news, Nicola Sturgeon is doing a wonderful job running the NHS as report highlight infections down!
Fresh from losing the Holyrood 2011 election, the Labour Party has suffered another blow.
The number of patients catching hospital infections in Scotland continues to fall.
For Jackie Baillie the Labour Shadow Health spokesperson it is another dent in her bid to be Labour Group leader at Holyrood.
The SNP Flagship policy remains intact; Baillie can only read the newspapers and keep munching the biscuits and sipping tea.
The new report shows for the third year in a row there has been a significant drop in the number of elderly people suffering clostridium difficile.
Around 2200 cases were recorded last year, a massive 38% down on 2009.
This could not have happened under a Labour Government at Holyrood.
Levels of the superbug MRSA which is particularly nasty have also been in decline for five years.
All on the SNP’s watch under Nicola Sturgeon!
Infections dropped 33% during 2010.
Independently verified by Health Protection Scotland (HPS); another blow to the Labour Party in Scotland.
A possible result of a crackdown on the prescription of antibiotics and the pre screening of patients for MRSA before they are admitted to hospital for operations has been successful.
With better hygiene practices in hospitals introduced as the norm coupled with more intensive cleaning and hand-washing, many problems are being solved before they can take root.
Professor Jacqui Reilly, HPS’s lead consultant for healthcare-linked infections, said:
“While we are making good progress, we must guard against complacency and ensure that we remain focused on preventing and controlling these evolving and complex infections.”
She needn’t worry; it’s the SNP that is charge not the Labour Party, its all about vision, ideas and work ethic, which Labour is out of.
Well out of.
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University