We are committed to providing the safest
possible care for you during your stay with us and our goal is to
limit and prevent the spread of infection. We have an
extensive program of infection control policies and procedures to
ensure you receive safe care at all times. The program covers all
aspects of the Hospital, from sterilisation of instruments through
to cleaning and environmental standards.
Hand hygiene before and after contact
with patients is one of the most important measures our caregivers
can take to reduce the risks of transmitting micro organisms from
one person to another.
In addition to hand washing our Hospital has introduced the use of
antimicrobial hand gel for use by caregivers. This hand gel
contains alcohol and it has been proven to destroy bacteria.
In addition, caregivers providing care
for patients with possible infections may be required to wear
gowns, aprons, gloves, masks and eye protection during patient
care. Sometimes it may be necessary to nurse patients in a single
room to minimise the spread of infections.
You can help us to help you avoid
getting an infection during your hospital stay by taking some very
- Always wash your hands when leaving
- Personal hygiene is very important
- soap is readily available so that you can wash your hands
after each visit to the toilet
- Complimentary toiletries are supplied
for showering if you don’t have any of your own. Always keep these
for your own use and don’t share with others
- Please tell one of your caregivers if
you have any concerns regarding the hygiene of your room or
- Feel free to remind your caregivers
to wash their hands or use the antimicrobial hand gel before
attending to your care
- Encourage your visitors to wash their
hands or use the hand gel provided at the entrance to every
We are a key contributor
in the National Hand Hygiene Initiative.
For more information
visit Hand Hygiene Australia