Infection prevention and control is a priority for London Private Ultrasound and we take numerous measures to minimise the risk of infection.
Infection Prevention and Control Team
The Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) teamwork with all grades and disciplines of the staff within The London Welbeck Hospital to promote the health and safety of patients, staff and visitors. This work includes:
- Infection prevention and control advice
- Education of staff
- Single occupancy patient rooms
- High nurse-patient ratio
- Management of infection
- Development and implementation of IPC policies, procedures and guidelines
Our doctors, nurses, specialist, and all other staff who may examine you, or help care for you, are trained in the correct hand washing procedure to minimise the risk of infection. Hand foam dispensers are also available in all public areas, consulting rooms. Visitors are reminded to use these sanitisers on entering and exiting the hospital. If you cannot get to a wash hand basin for any reason, please ask one of your nurses for assistance.
Healthy people are not at risk of getting infections or spreading infections by visiting the hospital. Visitors should, however, be encouraged to clean their hands before and after visiting and should not visit the hospital if they have an infection themselves, such as colds, flu, vomiting or diarrhoea. If in doubt, they should speak to the person in charge.