(c) MRSA Action UK June 2008
This tribute is in memory of the people who have died and an opportunity to give thanks for those who have survived MRSA and other healthcare infections. The annual tribute, held in the same week as the 60th Birthday of the NHS this year, is to remember and reflect and also an opportunity for families, healthcare professionals and politicians to come together, so that we can all learn and play a part in helping to raise awareness and gain a greater understanding of how to tackle healthcare infections.
Thank you to everyone who attended the tribute to remember and to pray for those who have been lost, their families, friends and those who have suffered and survived MRSA and other healthcare infections.
It was a moving tribute and an opportunity for many who can help and give their expertise to get together to drive improvements and ensure resources are targeted at making healthcare a safer experience in the future.
We would like to say a special thank you to all the members of MRSA Action UK who attended as we know the pain that you have all suffered and your determination to ensure that lessons are learned from the tragic experiences many of you have suffered. In our prayers we asked that for each of us who remain, the will to continue to work and campaign for deeper understanding and compassion.
We would also like to thank our Patron Edwina Currie, President Professor Hugh Pennington and Shadow Health Ministers Andrew Lansley MP and Norman Lamb MP for attending.
Thanks also to representatives from the National Patient Safety Agency, Health & Safety Executive and Healthcare Commission, and Stephen O'Brien MP.
This link will take you to a tribute in pictures, please allow time for the music to download: A tribute to all those lost and affected by healthcare infections
BBC News coverage on the day http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/7488281.stm