We treat many patients in our hospital whose condition can make them vulnerable to getting an infection, and we sometimes admit patients who already have an infection.
In order to ensure best practice, the hospital has an Infection Prevention & Control Team (IPCT) who closely monitor and report rates of infection as well as work with staff to ensure compliance with the Hygiene Code (The Health and Social Care Act 2008, DH, 2015).
The IPCT give advice, provide training and ensure that all members of staff have up to date guidelines and resources to support them in their roles - Infection Prevention and Control is very much viewed as everyone’s business here at the Trust.
At Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust we are keen to involve our patients and visitors in the role of infection prevention. If you are interested in what you can do to help please look at the section on hand hygiene.
You will also find information on MRSA, Clostridium difficile, and Flu on the sub pages. There is also an information sheet on diorrhoea and vomiting (D&V) which explains the procedures that we put into place and information for patients and visitors, should we be experiencing this at any time in our hospital.
Infection rates for 2014 – 2015 can be found in the Trust Infection Control Annual Report, available here.
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