At Renovo we have implemented a strong, pro-active approach to infection prevention and control
Working within guidelines established by the Health Protection Agency and Department of Health, we have developed stringent procedures to prevent and control the spread of common hospital infections, including MRSA, E.Coli, Clostridium difficile, ESBL, HAP and CPE.
To maintain our good track record in managing Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs), as a minimum, we undertake six-monthly Infection Prevention Control (IPC) audits. We also ensure that all our staff (clinical and non-clinical) complete mandatory Infection Control training.
We ensure the highest standards of cleanliness on our wards and in communal areas and we ask that staff, patients and visitors follow infection control guidelines which are clearly displayed throughout all our locations.
Staff, patients and visitors can easily transfer bacteria directly through their hands or indirectly by touching surfaces and spreading infections from one area to another. Our rigorous hand hygiene procedure significantly reduces the bacteria on hands and the spread of infection.
We have ensured that hand hygiene procedures are clearly visible to staff, patients and visitors and have provided hand sanitisers for staff and visitors to use – at the point of care, and in all our reception and communal areas.
All staff and visitors are asked to observe hand hygiene during their time in our hospital, either using soap and running water or alcohol-based gel. This is especially important after using the toilet, before eating food, when taking medication and when touching wounds or medical equipment.