Nurses Encourage Cleaning, to Help Prevent the Spread of C-Difficile

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Hospital patients and visitors have been targeted as part of a campaign to reduce the number of cases of C difficile.

As part of the disease’s awareness week at Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, banners have been placed around St Luke’s Hospital to raise the profile of the bacteria that causes diarrhoea, abdominal pain and fever.

Infection control nurses manned stalls to give advice to patients, visitors and staff about what they could do to stop the bug in its tracks.

Clinical nurse specialist in infection control, Alison Hunt, said: ‘Patients should make sure they wash their hands with soap and water after they have been to the toilet and before all meals.’

‘They should also make sure their visitors do the same as well as washing their hands before and after visiting the ward.’

‘Visitors should not visit if they have diarrhoea themselves.’

It is part of the trust’s hospital hygiene turnaround programme aimed at reducing the number of hospital-acquired infections.

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