The Trust takes infection prevention very seriously and has made significant reductions in hospital acquired infections over recent years.
We have an infection prevention team of nurses and practitioners led by a Matron, who leads the Trust's efforts to prevent and control infections.
Hand hygiene is the single most important measure for preventing the transmission of infection. The Trust has a zero tolerance policy when it comes to adhering to its strict hand hygiene policy. Our staff are required to clean their before and after direct patient contact, before an asceptic task, after exposure to blood or body fluids and after contact with patients immediate surroundings. They are also required to clean their hands upon entering and leaving the hospital and ward areas. We welcome patients and visitors to challenge our staff if they are not happy the policy has been adhered to.
How you can help
Please help us by ensuring you clean your hands using the alcohol gel dispensers when entering and leaving the hospital and using hot water and soap when entering ward areas.
Not feeling well?
Please don't come to the hospital if you are suffering from symptoms of diarrhoea and vomiting. If you have an appointment and you are suffering from these symptoms, please contact the relevant ward or department.
MRSA Screening Compliance Statement
George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust has implemented MRSA screening for all elective and emergency admissions in line with the new Department of Health MRSA Screening Guidance. The screening policy has been amended to extend MRSA screening to include emergency admissions.
Further details are available in our MRSA policy, and are available on request. For further information contact our Infection Prevention team on 024 7686 5566