Infection control

Together we can fight infection

Infections aren’t fussy about who spreads them, so we all need to be careful. Here are some simple things we can all do to help prevent the spread of infections…

Wash and clean your hands thoroughly and regularly:

  • Wash your hands with soap and water every time you enter and leave a ward or clinic. This will help protect you against the winter vomiting bug
  • Wash your hands with soap and water after visiting the toilet 

Video: Together we can fight infection

What you can expect at Addenbrooke's

How we go about infection control...

If you are a patient

Some simple things we can all do to help prevent the spread of infections…

If you are visiting a patient

Leave infections at home - please do not visit if you are feeling unwell.

Well-known infections - FAQs

Your questions about some well-known questions answered.

Infection control patient information leaflets

Download infection control information.

Infection control annual report

Contact the Infection control team

Telephone: 
01223 217 497

Cambridge University Hospitals
NHS Foundation Trust
Hills Road
Cambridge
CB2 0QQ

Latest infection control news

Flu outbreak at hospital

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CUH), which runs Addenbrooke’s and the Rosie, is asking people not to visit friends and relatives at the hospital unless absolutely necessary, due to increased cases of flu.