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Infection control

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Welcome to the Infection Prevention and Control area of the website.
The Trust is committed to preventing healthcare associated infections (HCAIs), including MRSA and C. difficile. Patient safety is our number one clinical priority and there is a highly active, Trust-wide infection prevention and control programme aimed at reducing infections and minimising risk.
In line with national guidance, the Trust is now screening all elective (planned) adult admissions and certain categories of day-case attendees and all emergency patients.
The Trust has policies describing how patients attending the hospital (either for a planned elective procedure or as an emergency admission) will be screened for MRSA. Implementation of the policy is monitored through the Trust Boards Assurance Framework.
Copies of the policies are available on request.