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The Royal Bournemouth Hospital has installed new Infection Control Enclosures (ICE) on several of its wards in a bid to slash the risk of contamination.
Intended as a temporary area to control outbreaks of norovirus or MRSA, the ICE pods are prefabricated and ideal for wards housing patients with a virus.
Each pod allows patients to be isolated in order to prevent infection spreading, with hospitals keen to minimise the risk of bugs.
Although replete with hefty windows, the enclosures still offer the patient plenty of privacy, while including the typical features of a normal ward bay.
Although feedback from patients has been overwhelmingly encouraging, high-tech Infection Control Enclosures are not the only way to reduce the risk of infection in healthcare establishments.
One of the simplest methods is to encourage high standards of hand hygiene to avoid viruses and gastrointestinal disorders spreading to vulnerable individuals.
Consequently, your organisation should have an effectual infection control programme primed, ensuring that regular hand washing and hand drying is in place to minimise health threats.
If you would like to learn more about implementing a strategy to protect your employees, customers or patients, please get in touch with a member of our team today – we’d be glad to help.
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