Keeping you safe

We are committed to improving patient safety. We’ve joined Sign up to Safety, a national campaign that aims to reduce avoidable harm by 50%, and we are part of the Leading Improvement in Patient Safety Programme.

Below you’ll find more information about our infection control, helping stop patient falls, smoke-free sites and more.

Infection control
We have an Infection prevention and control team that develops and implements our strategy to help reduce infection risk at our hospitals. However, everyone can help keep infections under control, from using the alcohol hand gel before entering and when leaving a ward, to not visiting patients when you are unwell.

Smoke-free sites
In line with NICE guidelines and as part of our commitment to improving the health and wellbeing of the local population all of our sites became smoke free from 1 January 2016. Watch our video below for more information or read our Smoke Free Trust Policy.

Patient falls
One of our safety challenges is preventing patients from falling over. This can occur because patients are in unfamiliar surroundings, reduced mobility, effects of medication etc. You can help by bringing in secure fitting shoes or slippers, glasses and hearing aids, walking aids used at home, and easy fitting daytime clothes. We have also bought equipment to help reduce the risk such as lower beds and sensor alarms that alert staff a patient is getting out of bed.

Major incidents

As a major provider of healthcare services to Warwickshire and beyond, South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust is fully prepared to respond in the event of a major incident. This ensures that we are ready to manage the emergency with minimal disruption to our normal services.

Contact

Infection Prevention and Control Team
Tel: +44(0)1926 495 321 Ext 4213 (Monday -Friday, 9am-5pm)

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