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MRSA Screening

Over the past few years Sheffield Teaching Hospitals has undertaken a considerable amount of work to reduce Healthcare Associated infections which are infections patients can get when they visit hospitals, general practitioners, or nursing homes. We have already made some significant improvements; our MRSA rates have fallen by over 80 per cent since 2005 and the Clostridium Difficile infections has fallen by over 35 per cent this year.

However, we are committed to further improvements and I am pleased to confirm that as our hospitals had already implemented a screening policy for elective patients we have now implemented MRSA screening for emergency patients.




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