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Tuesday 23 January 2018
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We all play a part in infection prevention

Chris Brookes

 

“Please help us to reduce the risk of infection at Salford Royal.  We ask all our staff, patients and visitors to wash their hands every time they leave or enter a ward, this one simple act plays a huge part in preventing infections and helps protect our friends, family and loved ones.”

 

Mr Chris Brookes, Executive Medical Director

 

Norovirus, or winter vomiting bug

Norovirus, which causes diarrhoea and vomiting, is one of the most common stomach bugs in the UK. It's also called the "winter vomiting bug" because it's more common in winter, although you can catch it at any time of the year. Norovirus can be very unpleasant but it usually clears up by itself in a few days. You can normally look after yourself and your family at home. Norovirus can be spread very easily especially in enclosed settings such as hospitals, schools and nursing homes.

 

To help SRFT prevent it spreading around the hospital or to relatives and friends please:

  1. Clean your hands with liquid soap and water when entering and leaving the ward.

  2. Avoid visiting your relative or friend if you, your family or other contacts have been unwell with diarrhoea and vomiting. You may contact the ward for advice before visiting.

  3. Trust Information leaflets for patients and visitors on norovirus are available from ward staff. Further public information is available from NHS Choices.

  

 

We ask you to help us prevent infections by doing three simple things:

  1. Not come to hospital to visit if you are ill

  2. Wash your hands with soap and water every time you enter or leave a ward

  3. Not eat at the bedside or sit on the bed whilst visiting patients

 

Everyone must take responsibility to reduce the risk of infection. Germs can be brought into wards and units by anyone and they can be spread to other people.

 

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Infection control team
Salford Royal's infection control team

Salford Royal takes the prevention and control of infection very seriously and has a dedicated infection control team who work closely with staff to help advise where and how people with specific infections should be cared for, depending on the type of germ or infection concerned. All staff receive regular training and are kept up-to-date with how to protect patients, visitors and themselves.

 

Infection control is everyone’s responsibility; Salford Royal needs your commitment to wash your hands and follow infection control guidelines whenever you visit the hospital.

 

Together we can stamp out infections.

Click below to see how Adrian Morley of Warrington Wolves and Great Britain Rugby League squad, is playing his part.

 

 

Infection control is everyone’s responsibility; Salford Royal needs your commitment to wash your hands and follow infection control guidelines whenever you visit the hospital.

 

Remember, you can always ask any member of staff if they have washed their hands too!