HEALTH – HOSPITAL-ACQUIRED INFECTIONS – 13 November 2007

Dr Julian Lewis: My constituent and friend, Doug Gregory – a wartime Mosquito pilot who was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross – has just survived his latest brush with death in Southampton General Hospital, where he contracted C. difficile after a routine operation. Is it not a disgrace that people go into our hospitals and find themselves fighting for their lives under such circumstances in the 21st century?