Infection control and prevention remains a top priority at the
Trust and we believe an all-round team effort is the only way to be
Figures over recent years have fallen for both
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteraemias and
for Clostridium difficile and the aim is to continue the downward
trend, as even one case is too many.
We want our patients to feel they are safe and receiving the
best possible health care with us so, while the risk of
an infection is very small indeed, reducing the risk of infections
is of paramount importance.
We remind everyone in key public areas reminding the need to
keep hands clean by washing hands with soap and water and using
hand hygiene gels. This is the simplest, yet proven to be the most
effective, way of keep infections away.
Measures that have been introduced include:
Prevention and Control Annual Report 2011-2012