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About: Leicester Royal Infirmary

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I was discharged from the Leicester Royal Infirmary yesterday. One week ago I had surgery to repair a tendon in my hand. This week when my dressing was removed, it was clear my wound was infected. However, a consultant took a look and said it was not infected. I went back the following morning as I was positive it was an infection. Sure enough, I was admitted immediately, required further surgery to clear out the infection and treated with IV antibiotics. Upon being discharged yesterday, I was told that the swab taken from my wound was 'presumed' MRSA. Basically meaning that it WAS MRSA but they don't want to shout about it. The doctor actually whispered it when we were on the ward. Don't believe the statistics about MRSA on here as I believe these don't include 'presumed' cases. Nice way to get around the fact they aren't as clean as they say. I've now been given strong antibiotics that are making me sick as a pig. Thanks LRI for infecting me with your superbug!

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Response from Leicester Royal Infirmary

I'm sorry that you have cause to feel that your treatment at UHL was unsatisfactory. Your comments would indicate that you developed a wound infection following surgery to your hand. There are many reasons why wound infections develop and unfortunately as I do not have your contact details I cannot discuss these or your individual case with you in person. If you would like to contact me personally on 0116 2587785 I would be very happy to discuss the concerns you raise. In line with the requirements of the Department of Health the trust reports all cases of MRSA bloodstream infections and our figures are confirmed by Health Protection England. Kind regards Elizabeth Collins Clinical Lead Infection Prevention Leicester's Hospitals

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