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Communications: Infection Control

FOI 3672 Hand Hygiene Audits

Published: March 19, 2015

Please send me: A summary of the annual results of any Hand Hygiene Audits conducted within your NHS Acute Trust in the time period: January 1st 2005 – present. Including, if available, for each year: Number of opportunities Number of opportunities taken Number of opportunities not taken Details of the audit process(es) used   Unfortunately, […]

FOI 3575 Salmonella Outbreak

Published: February 18, 2015

Do you have information that the outbreak at Heartlands Hospital was caused by eggs from Southern Germany? The strain of Salmonella found at our hospital is indistinguishable from the strain which caused the outbreak in Germany.   How many people got infected at Heartlands Hospital during the outbreak last summer? 7 staff and 21 patients.  […]

FOI 3299 Visual impairment information and infection rates

Published: September 26, 2014

1. A copy of HEFT policy for managing the care of visually impaired patients. EQUALITY AND DIVERSITY TRAINING – Faculty Website Information Interpreting%20and%20Translation%20Services%20Operational%20Policy%20v3.0 EIA CHECKLIST E&D 2012 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 […]

Ebola risk remains low in England – latest information from Public Health England

Published: August 8, 2014

8 August 2014 Public Health England (PHE)  is monitoring the Ebola virus disease outbreak in West Africa. The risk to the UK remains very low. Please read the latest  Ebola Q&A document from PHE for more information. All public documents relating to Ebola are available on by putting ‘Ebola’ in the search box.     […]

FOI 2980 Infection Statistics

Published: March 14, 2014

Our Trust doesn’t collect much of this data.  We have answered below where we have information.  We have attached the C.diff mortality data and surveillance policy.13_10 Enc 5b Copy of Cdiff Q4 2011-12 30day mortality Data- HEFT Copy of Cdiff Quarterly 30day mortality Data- HEFT (2) Surveillance Policy The remainder of the data you are […]

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