Infection Control

We have some of the lowest infection rates of any large acute hospital trust in the country and are committed to promoting good infection control practices. We encourage patients, visitors and staff to voice any concerns about cleaning or infection control issues. You can also contact us via email at swb-tr.swbh-Team-infectioncontrol@nhs.net. Read more about our approach to infection control.

  • Our Approach To Infection Control

    Infections acquired in hospital or other healthcare settings are an important concern and making every effort to minimise these is a top priority for the…

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  • Caring For Patients With Infections

    We screen all our patients for MRSA on admission to hospital. For emergency patients One of our staff will ensure that you receive your screen…

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  • Cleaning Procedures

    We operate thorough cleaning procedures on all our sites. More information on this is coming shortly. Our premises are regularly inspected by the Patient Environment…

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  • Hand Washing

    There are wash hand basins in every ward and department and in the main hospital corridors at City and Sandwell Hospitals. Visitors should wash their…

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  • Norovirus

    Sometimes it is necessary to close a ward to visitors to prevent the spread of viruses such as norovirus which is often found in the…

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  • Patient Environment Action Team Audits

    Members of the public regularly join senior members of staff to inspect our hospitals to see how clean they are. In addition the Trust receives…

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