Could Sydney hospitals be adding fire to the war on superbugs?

A Sydney hospital has been found to be undermining the fight against superbugs by administering restricted antibiotics without approval. Royal North Shore Hospital prescribed 9,000 doses of antibiotics without approval from January to May this year. The hospital has also been failing to swab all of its wards once a month under infection control protocol, with only one ward swabbed every three months. We were joined by NPS MedicineWise’s CEO Dr Lynn Weekes to find out what the unapproved administration of antibiotics means for the war against these resilient bacteria. Find out more about superbugs here. 

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