"hand hygiene compliance is distinctly ..."
About: Fairfield General Hospital Fairfield General Hospital Bury BL9 7TD
Posted by Bev Hurst (as ),
What could be improved
hand hygiene compliance is distinctly lacking in this hospital. There are clearly marked posters and Gel stations at entrances also at ward/unit entrances BUT very few people use them not staff, visitors or patients. I had the occasion to sit in the reception area of the day care unit for coronary care/endoscopy unit for nearly 8 hours whilst i waited for my Dad to undergo a procedure and with the exception of my Dad, myself, one doctor and one other visitor no one even glanced at the hand hygiene facilities - i flagged this up to the CEO and was told they had just undergone a hand hygiene audit - my aunt has to visit the clinic every week to have her bloods checked and nothing has changed hardly -hand hygiene compliance is just not on the radar - the sad part is hand hygiene is the simplest and most basic form of infection prevention and is certainly the most cost effective way of keeping yourself and your loved ones safe