Top 9 Irish Health News Stories after 9am
50 different strains of feared superbug MRSA circulating in Irish hospitals (Irish Independent)
Many of this number are more drug resistant and more virulent than the established MRSA strain. Techniques to analyse strains has advanced and we can identify them early. In general cases of MRSA have been in decline in Irish hospitals.
How text messages can eradicate waiting times in healthcare (The Guardian)
The NHS have piloted schemes to reduce waiting times and increase appointment attendance rates by the use of an automated system pushing text messages to patients. The claimed benefit makes this administration more efficient and frees up workers to focus on patient care.