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Wednesday 23rd May 2018

MRSA patients isolation delayed

3rd October 2007

Delays in isolating potentially infectious patients with MRSA occurred after problems with the Care Records System installed at Buckingham Hospitals NHS Trust.

The trust has revealed that between March and July of this year the MRSA patients were not isolated for between two and 17 days, because of problems with the Cerner-supplied system that was recently installed at the trust by Fujitsu under the NHS IT programme.

Board papers show that the problem arose because the historic infection control alerts had to be manually entered onto the system in the six weeks following go-live.


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