Today is European Antibiotic Awareness Day and while that may seem like an insignificant enough event to devote an entire day to, the truth is more worrying...
Today is European Antibiotic Awareness Day and to mark the event, the HSE Winter Antibiotic Public Education Campaign will be launched on Friday 22 November.
Eighty per cent of antibiotics are prescribed in the community. There are 25,000 deaths in Europe each year from multi drug resistant organisms. World experts believe it is unlikely that major new classes of antibiotics will be developed and the existing classes of antibiotics are probably the best we will ever have.
We cannot afford to ignore this problem. Keeping antibiotics effective for future generations is everyone's responsibility.
We must act now and reduce unnecessary antibiotic prescriptions.
Anam Cara Galway, an organisation that supports bereaved parents, will hold its next monthly Parent Evening on Wednesday 2nd of May from 19:30 to 21:00 in the Clayton Hotel, Old Monivea Road, Ballybrit, Galway.
Finally, we are back up and running almost as normal.
We have no heating and no carpets but phones are back.
We do have a bit of a backlog of appointments to get through but we're getting there.