Keeping Clatterbridge clean: Infection control to get regular radio feature

Senior infection control nurses Sue Deveney and Marie Bosworth with request collector Gaynor Bridges (left) and presenter Di GaskellRadio Clatterbridge has launched a new feature aimed at keeping infections reduced within Clatterbridge Hospital.

It will give updates and advice on the continuing commitment to protect patients, visitors and staff from avoidable infection.

Marie Bosworth, senior infection prevention and control nurse for Wirral Univeristy Teaching Hospitals, was the first guest to speak in the studio.

One of seven nurses in the team, she works closely with microbiologists, hotel services and estate departments to keep Clatterbridge clean.

"We try to make sure that the environment is clean and safe for our patients and reduce our patients becoming infected." - Marie Bosworth

The team encourages patients and visitors to use the gels in wards and to wash their hands before eating and after using toilets.

Staff are expected to follow the 5 Moments for Hand Hygiene and challenge others if they notice hand hygiene has not been performed.

Marie told presenter Di Gaskell that they are also preparing for a potentially bad flu season by encouraging staff and high-risk patients to get vaccinated.

The feature will be broadcast every six weeks on a Tuesday morning during the Coffee Club.

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