Infection prevention & control

Hygiene is a fundamental part of the hospital’s quality system to ensure the safety and well being of patients, staff and visitors and it plays an important role in the prevention and control of infection.  Achieving and maintaining the highest hygiene standards is everyone’s responsibility.

Hand Hygiene

handwashing

  • Please ask your visitors to wash their hands or use the alcohol gel, available at all ward entrances, to disinfect their hands each time they enter or leave the ward. 
  • Do this yourself also if you go into any other ward.  
  • Ask a member of staff to show you if you are unsure how to use it. 
  • Feel free to ask any medical staff you come into contact with if they have cleaned their hands.  
  • Pick up a hand hygiene leaflet available on all wards/departments.  The Golden Rules for Visitors are displayed in all wards in the hospital

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Patient Leaflets

Infection Control information leaflets.

Patient Information Leaflet (PDF 312Kb)

Preventing Infection & Ways you can help (PDF 2,792Kb)

Clostridium Difficile (PDF 123Kb)

FLU Patients Leaflet (PDF 97Kb)

Hand Hygiene Patient Leaflet (PDF 783Kb)

MRSA (PDF 109Kb)

Norovirus Information (PDF 35Kb)

TB (PDF 96Kb)

CJD & TSE (PDF 82Kb)

VRE (PDF 103Kb)

Golden Rules (PDF 8,360Kb)

World Health Organisation (WHO) Hand Hygiene and Antibiotic Resistance (PDF 156Kb)