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In memory of Sammie Tuesday 17 th March 2009 A tribute from MRSA Action UK

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1 In memory of Sammie Tuesday 17 th March 2009 A tribute from MRSA Action UK

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5 European Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance System

6 MRSA was first identified in the USA in 1968 in a Boston Hospital

7 Signs and Symptoms

8 Good hand hygiene

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10 Staying safe Advice from Great Ormond Street Hospital

11 Memorial Event

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13 John who died profusely infected with MRSA Admitted as an emergency My stepfather and dearest friend John He collapsed and his heart stopped on a summer evening in 2003 He died 15 weeks later at Christmas

14 Colin Robert Law 06/07/ /07/2003 Dearest Colin, What you suffered you told but few You didn’t deserve what you went through They never said you had M.R.S.A Wish we knew then what we know today Tired and weary... You made no fuss, You tried so hard to stay with us But God saw that the road was getting tough - The hills too steep to climb..... He put his arms around you and whispered... Colin - Peace be Thine (You are only ever a whisper away Colin – Love you for always ) From your heartbroken family and your little dog Lady x x x x x Colin admitted to hospital for routine tests

15 Patricia – admitted to hospital for elective surgery Patricia left hospital after beating an MRSA surgical wound following a liver resection and MRSA pneumonia This photograph was taken at home 3 weeks before Patricia died No-one took precautions to protect Patricia from the risk of further infection

16 Claire contracted MRSA after a road traffic accident and sadly died with her unborn baby

17 Tomorrow’s generation

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19 In memory of Sammie Jade is organising a fun-run to raise funds for MRSA Action UK, this is a fitting tribute to a lovely girl and a lovely way to remember Sammie. The event will be held at Trentham Gardens, Newcastle-under-Lyme later this year


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