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Preventing infections

Hands using a hand gel dispenserWe know that coming into hospital can be an anxious time for people for lots of reasons, including concerns about infection and ‘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.

The trust continued its strong performance on  the prevention and control of hosptial-acquired infections during 2014/15, with low rates of infections compared to national avergaes.

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. We ask that you do not come to the hospital to visit patients if:

  • you have had diarrhoea and / or vomiting in the last three days;
  • you are feverish and have a cough or cold;
  • you have an infectious illness e.g. chicken pox.

To read more information about the prevention and control of infections in Poole Hospital, please click on the links on the right.

Infection rates

MRSA 2011-12 dataPoole Hospital has low rates of infections such as MRSA and c-difficile - find out more below:

Infection rates

Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Longfleet Road, Poole, Dorset BH15 2JB. Tel: 01202 665511

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