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Patients & Public

Infection Prevention & Control

The Infection Prevention team provide a comprehensive infection prevention service across identified healthcare establishments in Wolverhampton.

Our Vision
Our Vision is that no person is harmed by a preventable infection.

Mission Statement
The Infection Prevention team will inform, promote and sustain expert infection prevention policy and practice in the pursuit of patient or service user and staff safety wherever care is delivered.

Strategic Aims
We will:

  • Lead, shape and inform the infection prevention agenda, locally, nationally and internationally.
  • Influence and promote the evidenced base for infection prevention practice.
  • Be the organisation of choice for all those involved in infection prevention to sustain improvements in practice.

Stop & Think

Facts and Figures
The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust participates fully in the Department of Health
http://www.hpa.org.uk/infections/topics_az/hai/mandatory_report_2012.htm

General principles for infection prevention and control
Patients and visitors also have an important role in following basic infection prevention by practising hand hygiene and following the New Cross Code. Please visit our information for Visitors and Patients page for the latest advice.

If you have questions about your risk of developing an infection then please ask a member of the health care team looking after you or read the section

Please remember to follow the New Cross Code.
Click here to download the New Cross Code


Infection Prevention Annual Reports