It’s a scary thought but the antibiotics we take for granted, could one day, stop working and leave us vulnerable to all manner of infections. This may sound like a doomsday scenario but if we don’t change our ways and the multinational drug companies don’t hurry up and find some new types of antibiotic, it’s where we’re heading.
This was the main point of a talk given at the Oswestry Borderland Rotary Club meeting the other night. Sarah Norris (Antimicrobial Stewardship Pharmacist) and Sue Sayles (Infection Control Clinical Nurse Specialist) from Gobowen Orthopaedic Hospital presented the case very well and it was a real eye opener.
We must as individuals, as communities, as nations consider how we use these drugs in future so that the chances of catastrophe are reduced.
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Sue Hayles, (Orthopaedic) Geoff Barr, (Rotary President) Sarah Norris (Orthopaedic)