Sunday 20 July 2014
A Community Fun Day was held in memory of Maureen Horn on the anniversary of her passing on Sunday 20 July. Maureen was a community leader who always had time for anyone in need, and gave up her time for children on Grange Park, Blackpool.
MRSA Action UK often give support with hand hygiene events with the children at the Cherwell Centre, and Staphon the superbug put in an appearance, with several volunteers offering to take on the role during the event. Staphon always draws a lot of attention at events and our thanks go to Molnlycke Healthcare for supporting the event with the loan of Staphon. More...
on Sunday 20 July 2014
Congratulations and well done Jules and Steve and all the runners that took part in The National Lottery Newham London Anniversary and Family Run at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Steve flew round in 40 minutes and Jules was not far behind finishing in 42 minutes. Steve got a great shout out wearing his MRSA Action UK T-shirt with the charity's name getting a mention at this high profile event.
Now they are preparing for their next race which is Race the Train in Wales in August.
Lauren raises awareness and £20, inspired by Jules
Jules gets a lot of support from her colleagues at work, and we are so pleased that Lauren Brewster, whose mum works with Jules, did a lovely thing and made cakes to sell to raise £20 for MRSA Action UK and helped raise awareness by doing this.
Lauren also took the time to read about MRSA to be able to explain to her school friends why she was raising money for the charity. And, with a bit of help from her mum Andi, she was able to donate £30 to Jules and Steve's fundraising page. A special thanks goes to Lauren and her mum, and of course thank you Jules and Steve!
To support them leave a message on their Just Giving page visit http://www.justgiving.com/JulesnSteve
or text MRSA66 to 70070 and the amount to donate
These are their venues for the rest of 2014:
Race the Train in Wales on the 16th August 2014
Great North Run in Newcastle on the 7th September 2014
Chelmsford Marathon on the 19th October 2014
Great South Run in Portsmouth on 26th October 2014
Go to their dedicated webpage to read more about their fundraising activities
2 July 2014
"If we don't sort this and get new antibiotics, we will see the end of modern medicine as we know it, cancer therapies, routine operations like replacement hips or caesarean sections, people dying young with infections in their hearts, even if we go back to the very old days, people dying of cuts" - Dr Sally Davies, Chief Medical Officer for England
Derek Butler, who lost three relatives to the antibiotic resistant bug MRSA, tells Peter Lane "We are at a precipice, we need global action". Watch Peter Lane's full report here:
The development of antibiotics has been vital to our survival, yet the rise of antimicrobial resistance is threatening to make them ineffective in the future. We are delighted that the public has chosen antibiotics as the winning challenge, as all the categories were worthy of the investment, so it is heartening to know that awareness of the problem is growing, and that in itself is an achievement. More.....
5th Infection Prevention and Control Study Day
Friday 26th September 2014
MRSA Action UK has accepted a speaker invitation to attend to give the patient experience
29 September to 1 October 2014
Infection Control Study Day 20 November 2014
Derek Butler will attend the Infection Control Study Day with Link Nurses and Nurse Champions from all clinical areas across Kings College Hospital Trust.
Derek will lead a morning teaching session for the emergency department on the effects MRSA has on patients and families. This is with the aim of impressing on clinicians the very real consequences poor hand hygiene can have for patients.
MRSA Action UK has joined JustGiving
If you think you can help then please get in touch to talk about getting involved, you may like to help with fundraising and raising awareness. You can do this by donating through Just Giving securely or by creating your own fundraising page or a page in memory of someone.
Just ten pounds could help to support people affected by MRSA or other infections by helping with advice and understanding from others who have been affected. It could also help to provide patient information leaflets, posters to raise awareness on how to prevent infections, leaflets and training materials for seminars, workshops and education events.
If you or someone you care about has been affected by a healthcare infection and you wish to discuss this with us, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org