Our Infection Control team is committed to the development and maintenance of a safe environment for patients, staff and visitors.
Whilst not all infections are preventable, a proportion of healthcare-associated infections are. With that in mind, infection prevention and control and basic hygiene are at the heart of good management and clinical practice.
We always seek to ensure that appropriate resources are allocated to provide effective protection of patients, staff and visitors health from hospital-acquired infection, communicable disease and antibiotic resistance.
Our high-tech and methodical approach to infection control means we offer a safe, clean environment with no serious cases of infection - Bacteraemia or Septicaemia related to MRSA or Clostridium difficile (as defined by the Department of Health) - since 2002. That is because we’ve introduced thorough pre-admission screening, invested in high tech theatres, provided extensive training for our own cleaning teams, and appointed a Modern Matron makeing sure that our strategy to ensure a clean, infection-free environment is adhered to at all times.
benenden hospital's policies comply with all relevant existing national guidance on the prevention and control of hospital-acquired infection.
To view more detailed hospital policies on the management of risks associated with infection prevention and control
You can get further information from our Infection Control team on 01580 240333 ext. 2266.