Emergency Response To Superbug To Be Stopped

Written 3 months ago by Newsroom

The Department of Health is trying to wind down the emergency response to a superbug of which there is an increase of cases reported.

The Irish Times is reporting that the Health Minister put a procedure to deal with CPE in place 18 months ago, but hospitals across the country are now being told to return to normal ways of treating it.

A HIQA report from ten months ago found Tullamore Hospital hadn’t implemented the system fully.

The bug, which is highly resistant to antibiotics, lives harmlessly in the gut of healthy people but can be lethal when it enters the bloodstream.