A CAMPAIGN has been launched to ensure staff at Milton Keynes Hospital work hard to keep patients safe, the hospital clean and rates of infection down.
In October, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) reported it found issues with staff not following Infection Prevention and Control procedures. While no patients were harmed the Trust has a zero tolerance of staff not following Infection Prevention and Control policies because of the potential impact on patients.
To reinforce Infection Prevention and Control messages, the hospital has implemented a campaign, ‘Don’t Infect – Protect’, as well as encouraging staff to challenge anyone who is not following Infection Prevention and Control policies.
A range of posters and banners have been put up around the hospital to reinforce key Infection Prevention and Control messages and reminding staff of the consequences for patients and the future of the hospital if they fail to comply.
Visitors have also been asked to play their part in helping prevent the spread of infections by cleaning their hands with the sanitiser provided when they enter and leave a clinical area.