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New superbug NDM-1 spreads to UK hospitals by health tourists

International travel and medical tourism helped the spread of drug resistant bacteria that could lead to the end of antibiotics, scientists have warned. A new gene, NDM-1 (New Delhi metallo—lactamase), emerged which allows bacteria to be highly resistant to almost all antibiotics, the scientists said. NDM-1 spread in India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh.  But it was […]

Payout for hospital chief after 90 superbug deaths after DoH bungle

A senior judge has delivered a stinging rebuke to the Department of Health over its treatment of a former head of an NHS trust that experienced the worst superbug outbreak in memory. Lord Justice Sedley gave his ruling as the Court of Appeal awarded more than £190,000 in damages to Rose Gibb, former chief executive […]

Quarter of NHS trusts failing hygiene tests

A quarter of health trusts failed to meet standards over hospital infections while five were warned over blood-spattered walls and mouldy instruments under a toughened regulatory regime. Of particular concern was the state of ambulances, which were inspected for the first time. Investigators found dirty forceps stored in some vehicles as well as bloodstains. The […]