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Infection Prevention

There is no doubt that one of the most worrying issues for hospital patients and their relatives today is infection.

Infection prevention is a top priority for everyone here and our Trust is confident that together - staff, patients and visitors - we can “beat the bugs”.  

Widespread activity is taking place across all our hospitals to reduce infections and make the environment in wards and clinics as safe as possible for our patients.

We are one of the top NHS Trusts in the East of England when it comes to Infection Prevention, and our aim is to make our hospitals even cleaner places for our staff, patients and visitors

The Infection Control Team at Mid Essex Hospital Services Trust (MEHT) consists of the following
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The team provide daily advice and training for staff at MEHT and also offer advice to patients and their relatives. Infection control involvement is required with designers, architects, engineers, facilities managers and planners, which helps to ensure that infection control needs have been included within the cleaning, catering and laundry services.

The Infection control team's responsibility is to reduce the risk of infection for all patients, staff and visitors to the Trust. This is achieved through the provision of education to all staff groups whilst ensuring appropriate evidence based policies and systems are in place. These policies and systems are audited to help inform and improve practice where required, whilst commending and sharing good practice.