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Monday 20 November 2017

MRSA still found in children's hospitals

MRSA is still lurking in our maternity and children's hospital, new figures reveal.

Although the overall rates of the superbug in our hospitals has fallen, the HSE has confirmed that the maternity wards are still in danger.

Over 200 cases of MRSA were detected in the first nine months of last year with maternity and children's hospitals among those affected, according to a new report from the HSE-Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC).

Provisional figures for rates of hospital infections up to September 2011 included six MRSA cases at the Adelaide, Meath and National Children's Hospital in Tallaght, 23 at Beaumont Hospital and six cases at the Mater.

At Our Lady's Children's Hospital in Crumlin, there were three MRSA cases reported, at the Rotunda Hospital, two MRSA cases were reported and at St Vincent's University Hospital, Elm Park, there were 19.

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