The children's ward at The Princess Alexandra Hospital is benefiting from a generous donation from the Harlow Council Chair's Charity, which will make it easier for parents to stay with their sick child during their time on the ward.
Bladder infections are among the most common types of infection, with more than 92 million people affected worldwide. In many cases they are minor and treated with antibiotics. For some, however, a urinary tract infection (UTI) can be serious, and can damage the kidneys or spread to the bloodstream. Clinicians at The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust (PAHT) have come up with new ways to help patients avoid these infections; including an animation they can view to support their catheter self-care.