Infection prevention

We are working hard to protect you from infection and there are ways you can help us too. We take infection, prevention and control very seriously to make sure we are giving our patients the best possible care in the best possible environment. To help us achieve this staff, patients and visitors need to work together.


  • Help us fight infection

    Hand hygiene is the most important way of preventing the spread of infection. If everyone works together we will continue to reduce the risk of infection.

  • Patient information

    You can download our patient information leaflets to read about a number of infections, Norovirus and why we close a ward when there is an outbreak.

  • Frequently asked questions

    We are often asked questions by patients and visitors about infection, prevention and control. Here are some of the questions we are frequently asked.