Our Trust has one of the best region-wide records for infection prevention and control. There have been no hospital acquired cases of MRSA blood stream infection in our hospitals for over 600 days.
We take infection control very seriously and we want to keep our patients safe and free from infection.
We appreciate that whilst your relative or friend is in hospital you may want to visit them. If you are
preparing to visit we urge you not to do so if you have any signs of illness, particularly if you have any cold or flu like symptoms, diarrhoea and/or vomiting in the past three days, or if you have been in contact with anyone who has had these types of illness - you may pass the illness onto your relative or friend.
It is crucial that all visitors wash their hands with soap and water, in addition to using the alcohol gel, and carry out any instructions given by the nursing staff when entering the ward.
Remember people who are unwell are at more risk of catching an infection.
Infection control - how are we doing?