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UPDATE ON MRSA SITUATION AT GARTNAVEL GENERAL HOSPITAL

February 27, 2003 4:08 PM

As at 8pm on Thursday 27 February, North Glasgow Trust can confirm that 1 patient is currently receiving active treatment for an MRSA infecton within a vascular surgery ward in Gartnavel General Hospital.
A further 10 patients in the ward have been found to have MRSA present but are not infected by it.  These patients are 'colonised' and are not be causing any problems.
In the last 24 hours, three patients who were also colonised with MRSA but not infected, have been able to go home.
A decision was taken to close the ward on 17 February on the specialist advice of the Infection Control Team as a precuationary measure. 
Since then, the Infection Control Team have continued to monitor the situation closely and to work with staff in the unit to prevent any further spread.

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