Infection Prevention and Management

Our hospital is designed to ensure maximum infection prevention and management. You and your visitors play an important role in infection prevention.

To minimise the potential spread of germs, we ask you and your visitors to follow these principles:

  • wash your hands with soap and water or use hand sanitiser before and after leaving a patient room, after going to the toilet and before eating
  • always cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when sneezing or coughing and throw the tissue directly into a bin
  • if your room looks dirty, ask to have it cleaned
  • every day, ask if you need your urinary catheter (if you have one in)
  • take medications as directed
  • if you are booked for surgery, shower with soap the morning of your surgery
  • speak up for your care
  • visitors should not attend the hospital if they are unwell, such as when they have diarrhoea or vomiting or have signs of a cold or flu
  • never touch wounds, dressings, intravenous lines or other equipment that is part of your treatment
  • it is okay to ask your health care provider to clean their hands before and after they have contact with you, and before and after all procedures
  • wear a surgical mask, if requested to do so by staff
  • ensure your vaccinations are up to date

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