Infection Prevention and Control
One of our priorities in improving quality of care throughout the Trust is promoting high standards of infection prevention and control. We have a series of Infection Control Policies which set out the standards required to minimise risks brought about by hospital acquired infections.
Infection Prevention and Control Team
Professional Lead for Infection Prevention and Nursing
Meryl Lawrenson - Contact 07909 993966
Infection Prevention and Control Nurse
Lorna Pritt - Contact 07795 603140
Clinical Equipment Co-ordinator
Lynne Coward - Contact 07887 760462
Helen Lloyd - Contact 07810 836218
PA to the Infection Prevention Team
Angela Brownbill - Contact 01539 718169
Healthcare-associated infections (HCAIs) can develop either as a direct result of healthcare interventions such as medical or surgical treatment, or from being in contact with a healthcare setting.
The term HCAI covers a wide range of infections. The most well-known include those caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and Clostridium difficile (C. difficile).
HCAIs pose a serious risk to patients, staff and visitors. They can incur significant costs for the NHS and cause significant morbidity to those infected. As a result, infection prevention and control is a key priority for the NHS.
In This Section:
Published: 2nd January 2019
The NHS is asking people to stay at home if they have symptoms of flu or norovirus and not visit vulnerable patients
Published: 20th November 2015
We need as many people to make a pledge as possible to help stop antibiotic resistance
Published: 19th November 2015
Use antibiotics wisely
Published: 17th November 2015
Using antibiotics for the wrong reasons can increase their resisitance
Published: 3rd November 2015
Norovirus can be fatal for vulnerable patinets
Published: 1st May 2015
Clean hands have the potential to save 8 million lives every year