1. A copy of HEFT policy for managing the care of visually impaired patients.
We do not have a specific policy for the management of visually impaired patients. I have attached our Interpreting policy which makes reference to ensuring appropriate methods of communication are used and that the needs of the patient are identified early and makes specific reference to deaf/blind patients. We encourage all our staff to obtain their Equality and Diversity certificate. I have included the schedule of related training courses offered throughout the year which include a specific course on communicating with those with visual and hearing impairment.
2. The statistics for infection rates on Ward 14 Good Hope hospital from January 1st 2013 to date?
Our infection control team reports 0 (zero) infections in the date period you have asked about. The Infection Control team examined data on;
- Post 48hr cases for C.Diff (Toxin Positive)