New measures introduced to reduce contamination on Royal Bournemouth Hospital wards

Bournemouth Echo: The Royal Bournemouth Hospital The Royal Bournemouth Hospital

NEW measures to reduce the risk of contamination on wards have been introduced at The Royal Bournemouth Hospital with the installation of Infection Control Enclosures (ICE).

The ICE pods are temporary, bespoke, prefabricated cubicles which can be erected on wards for patients who have a bacteria or virus, such as norovirus or MRSA, enabling staff to control any outbreaks.

Each pod has opaque lower level panels to offer privacy and include all the features of a normal ward bay, such as alcohol rub, oxygen and roof-mounted air conditioning units.

Staff nurse Becky Waite said: “The introduction of these pods enables faster isolation of infected patients and this is vital as the hospital looks to minimise the risk of bugs spreading.”

Infection control nurse Sharon Collinson said feedback from patients had been positive.

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8:17pm Wed 26 Mar 14

Turtlebay says...

The contamination is caused by staff wearing their working uniforms outside the hospital. In days long past, all nurses and medical staff changed into their uniforms in the hospital before they started work, leaving their outdoor garments in a locker until the end of their shifts.
The contamination is caused by staff wearing their working uniforms outside the hospital. In days long past, all nurses and medical staff changed into their uniforms in the hospital before they started work, leaving their outdoor garments in a locker until the end of their shifts. Turtlebay
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10:28pm Wed 26 Mar 14

Yankee1 says...

Surely, anything worn on ward or theatre should not have been worn outside.

It beggars belief that staff wear uniforms from home to those locations. Surely they can change at the hospital into sanitary uniform? It is not rocket science.
Surely, anything worn on ward or theatre should not have been worn outside. It beggars belief that staff wear uniforms from home to those locations. Surely they can change at the hospital into sanitary uniform? It is not rocket science. Yankee1
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