Portable sinks enable staff to “remain vigilant in hand washing habits”
A campaign has been initiated at King’s Lynn’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) to “combat the risk of the spread of Ebola, flu and winter vomiting bugs” reports the Lynn News website.
Dr Ian Hosein, interim associate medical director for infection prevention and control, is reported as saying “The trust is taking strong steps towards preventing the spread of infectious diseases.”
“Flu and norovirus are particularly active in the community at this time of year and our campaign serves as a reminder to staff, patients and visitors about the simple steps that they can follow to stop these diseases from spreading in the community and from entering the hospital.”
Mobile sinks a key part of hand hygiene strategy
“The promotion of good hand hygiene is at the centre of the “Be Effective Not Infected” campaign, with hand-washing being one of the best and easiest ways to stop the transfer of the bugs being targeted.” reports the News.
Mobile sink units have been bought for wards where there is a risk of norovirus to make hand-washing easier.
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