If you are a patient

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 

Alcohol based hand rubs are very effective at killing germs but they are not a cure for all. Please try to wash your hands regularly using soap and water.

  • Bring your own toiletries – please do not borrow or share from other patients
  • It’s ok to ask – if you have any worries or concerns during your time in hospital, please speak to a member of staff who will do their best to help you