Morriston Hospital ward ‘colonised’ by drug-resistant bacteria
A hospital ward “colonised” by antibiotic-resistant bacteria is set to undergo a “radical” £2m revamp in a bid to get rid of the problem. Ward G at Morriston Hospital, in Swansea, has had an outbreak of carbapenemase-producing organisms (CPO) since 2019, a report says. The ward is for people having surgery on complex gastrointestinal conditions. The report to Swansea Bay health board says people with CPO may not suffer any significant ill-effects. But the ward has been having to manage with a limited number of patients and an increased risk of spread, according to the Local Democracy Reporting Service. A deep clean of the ward has taken place but it did not eradicate the bacteria, and further spread has occurred.
Global Ambassador Network
Welcome at the AMR Insights Ambassador Network!
The AMR Insights Ambassador Network is a growing, distinctive group of professionals who stand out for their commitment, willingness to cooperate and open attitude to combat Antimicrobial resistance (AMR).