Infection control

New Victoria Hospital has an extremely low infection rate and there have been no incidences of healthcare acquired MRSA and Clostridium Difficile.

Our Infection Control Nurse works closely with the clinical and non-clinical staff and has the support of a 24-hour on call Consultant Microbiologist, to minimise the risk of infection to patients.

Our dedicated housekeepers receive regular training in infection control procedures to maintain high standards of cleaning and ensure a dust free environment.

We ask our patients for their active co-operation in maintaining our standards. You can help by remembering that frequent hand-washing is the most important way of preventing infection, so always remember to wash your hands:

  • before and after meals
  • after using the toilet or commode

 

Staff attending you will wash/gel their hands prior to any care intervention and hand gel is readily available in your room for staff, patient and visitor use.

If you have an intravenous infusion, wound drain or catheter, do not touch these, or any other device.

We recommend that friends or relatives with a cold, chest infection, diarrhoea and vomiting or any other infection, do not visit you while you are in hospital. Your visitors will be reminded to use the alcohol hand gel on their arrival.