Infection Prevention Week – Ensuring Safe, Clean Hospitals

21/10/2010

This year’s International Infection Prevention Week, running from 17-23 October, aims to spread the message that “infection prevention is everyone’s business!”
Great strides have already been made in reducing the number of MRSA and MSSA bacteraemias within the Belfast Trust

This year’s International Infection Prevention Week, running from 17-23 October, aims to spread the message that “infection prevention is everyone’s business!”
Great strides have already been made in reducing the number of MRSA and MSSA bacteraemias within the Belfast Trust.
Comparing the last 6 months of this year with the same time frame in 2009 the Trust has reduced the number of MRSA bacteraemias by 23% and MSSAs by 21%.
We have introduced a range of procedural strategies to prevent infection, and this week launch our latest campaign ‘SCRUB THE HUB,’ which reminds staff to wipe the hub or port with a disinfection wipe every time they access an IV line.