Infection Control Statement

We are keen to ensure our infection control precautions underpin routine safe practice. These precautions protect both staff and patients from infection. They are carried out with all patients, regardless of perceived or known infection risk factors, they include:

  • Hand washing and drying
  • Use of alcohol sprays and gels
  • Single use equipment and instruments
  • Protective clothing, e.g gloves, aprons, goggles
  • Protection of open wounds
  • Safe disposal of clinical waste and “sharps” (needles, scalpel blades)
  • Prevention of sharp injury (eg needlestick)
  • Disposable couch curtains
  • Disposable replacement for all linen
  • Regular environmental cleaning