Former B.C. nurse raises alarm over infection control
- January 29, 2008 10:47 AM
- By Enza Uda
Carrier of superbug MRSA says hospital didn't keep her properly isolated
A former nurse infected with a deadly superbug is accusing a B.C. hospital of failing to take proper measures to control the spread of infection.
"In my experience, proper isolation practices were non-existent," said retired nurse Jeannie Whitfield.
Whitfield is a carrier of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), the antibiotic-resistant bacteria that can cause serious illness or death if caught by elderly or ill patients.