Infection prevention and control is embedded into the ethos of care at Clane Hospital and the hospital's policies and initiatives facilitate a safe environment so assuring our patients of optimum hygiene standards and overall safety when they are here with us for either as an out-patient, or admitted for day care or overnight procedures.
Infection prevention and control (IPC) is the responsibility of all staff employed by Clane General Hospital. It is embedded into the organisation as a key quality indicator of the standards of care afforded to all patients and clients cared for by the staff of Clane Hospital. Clane General Hospital's approach to infection prevention and control encompasses dedicated infection control personnel, risk assessment of patient groups, active surveillance for 'alert' microorganisms, antibiotic stewardship, patient isolation if required by patient status, hand hygiene compliance, effective environmental cleaning and ongoing education and training.
Our hard work has again paid off and for 2015 our infection rates are less than 0.05%. This is down to the diligence of staff at all levels and the robust pre-assessment of our patients prior to admission.
It is also with thanks to patients and visitors taking the time to use the hand hygiene stands available throughout the hospital.