Turns out that Clostridium difficile's NAP1/027 version is not more toxic than the one discovered at Burnaby's General Hospital last Summer. There's now a "political" strain, that is outright deadly to the Government of BC which is still struggling to recover from the effects of inflammatory HST2009.
The Cause is two-fold: It's now been reported (Jonathan Fowlie), as of October 25, 2012, via a leaked document to the BC NDP which received it from a circular filing cabinet bulletin that was sent out to BC Liberals, which supposedly included their MLA/Ministers earlier this year. During the Spring Session, over there in the BC Legislature in Victoria where there is a Sick Culture, the NDP rose to ask questions on the C Dif outbreak at Burnaby General Hospital. The Minister responsible rose to the challenge and stood firmly on the groundwork laid down by the BC Liberal Spin Doctors aka GCPE aka PAB. However, what the Public was not aware of, the same may be said for the Press, was that three BC Liberals organizers used the intolerable cleaning situation at the Burnaby General Hospital for their own (BC Liberal Party) political gain.
Forget about seeking real input from real people who are interested only in the well being of the community at large, no, the BC Liberal organizers were only interested in using the C Dif incident to steam roll their way into winning two MLA Ridings in Burnaby.
The Health Minister rattled on about the steps that he, and his predecessor had implemented in their programs, their government accomplishments on the file, their spending of our hard earned money, and of course one mustn't leave out an example of Harry Belafonte's rendition of Man Piaba, where he sings about "... the famous grandy scratch scratch PPP3's, which have not proven to be beneficial to the general public at large. Think TOLLS and our continuing slide into a larger, and larger Provincial Debt, stretching out to the year 2055.
After the next election in 2013, the following year's Debt owed, will jump SIX times the height of 2013, and it doesn't get any better.
|BBC take on the Port Mann Tolls and other Sundry Items|
Today there are two fine articles written on Burnaby General Hospital.......
The B.C. Liberal government's drive to make over Burnaby Hospital was concocted by a trio of party operatives in an effort to unseat an NDP MLA, prop up a potential B.C. Liberal candidate and win votes in other key ridings, a newly leaked document reveals.
The three B.C. Liberal Party organizers sent a letter to government staff late last year outlining a step-by-step strategy on how to use the hospital issue in Burnaby for maximum political gain. Jonathan Fowlie Vancouver Sun November 9, 2012 Video clip
The paper, leaked to my colleague Fowlie and reported elsewhere in The Sun today, leaves no doubt that this whole bogus consultation was concocted from the outset to help the Liberals gain the upper hand politically in Burnaby and adjacent ridings.
One should note too that the politician at the centre of this preposterous exercise was Liberal MLA Harry Bloy, the Typhoid Harry of the government caucus in that everything he touches is soon coughing up blood in political terms.
But he can be counted on to supply a mean paper trail and not just in this episode. When he was dumped from cabinet earlier this year, his sin was relaying a tell-all email about a Province newspaper investigation to the very company that the paper was investigating. - Vaughn Palmer Vancouver Sun November 9, 2012
Going back to the Spring Session:
Lot's of visitors, at least by our standards, on this topic, one in particular, from Guelph, Ontario, which caught our attention only because it was from a Hospital. Doesn't mean that it was THE Hospital that was inquiring, but rather a concerned Patient, or a visitor to the Patient.....??? We took a closer look though, because of what we've seen for Hospital Statistics here in British Columbia, which are all inside PDF files which need to be opened separately.S. Hammell: I think it is important that we are mindful of some facts. After an outbreak at Burnaby the health authority ordered a spring cleaning, calling on staff from other hospitals to accomplish this. Immediately after the spring cleaning Burnaby Hospital again failed its cleaning audit. This confirmed what the department head said in January — that systemic problems with cleaning were a factor in the C. difficile outbreak in Burnaby.What the minister must find out now is whether these same problems are present at Royal Columbian and other hospitals. Will the minister tell this House what steps he's taken to ensure that our major hospitals are meeting cleaning standards and that they have effective disease controls in place?Hon. M. de Jong: Part of what the hon. member offered is helpful and even accurate. There was an audit conducted at Burnaby Hospital. We set very high standards — 85 percent, based on the methodology employed through the cleaning audit. The hospital scored 83 percent — not good enough but hardly an indication, as the member has tried to characterize it, of abject failure.We take the issue very, very seriously. The health authority dedicates the staff and took proactive steps to bring in Dr. Gardam and Dr. Cochrane to develop a strict set of recommendations that are in the process of being implemented.I realize the facts don't always lend themselves to the kind of political narrative that the member may want to advance. But the facts speak for themselves that the health authority and the people working in those hospitals are doing everything humanly possible to ensure that people can attend and seek treatment in those hospitals in a clean,safe environment. Video and the Written word Hansard
Ontario allows it's citizens to be kept informed: Here's a link to Ontario's Open Information, that is OPEN to the Public.
Political Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) is a bacterium that causes verbal diarrhea and more serious intestinal conditions such as colitis of the throat. It is the most common cause of infectious verbal diarrhea among politicians patients in hospitals and long-term care facilities. - Page Sec1:14 20 of 84