Infection Prevention & Control
We know that coming into hospital can be an anxious time for people for lots of reasons, including concerns about infection and the so-called ‘super-bugs’ such as MRSA and Clostridium difficile.
We would like to assure you that at Poole Hospital we take the prevention and control of infection very seriously, and all our staff receive training in infection prevention and control when they first join the Trust. This training is updated regularly.
Preventing infection requires everyone to work together, and that includes the visitors and patients who come to the hospital, we all have a role to play.
To read more information about the prevention and control of infections in Poole Hospital, please click on the links below:
- Infection rates at Poole Hospital
- Patient information leaflets
- How the hospital prevents infection
- How patients and visitors can help to prevent infection
- Hand washing
- Keeping the hospital clean
To contact the Infection Prevention & Control Team, call:
If you are a patient or a carer and are concerned about infection please speak to a member of the team caring for you. You can also speak to the Patient Advice and Liaison Service