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 and therefore vitally important to the work we do here at the Benenden Hospital.
We have introduced thorough pre-admission screening, invested in high tech theatres, provided extensive training for our own cleaning teams, and appointed three Matrons to ensure that our strategy to enable a clean, infection-free environment is adhered to at all times.
Our high-tech and methodical approach to infection control means we offer a safe, clean environment at Benenden Hospital, with no cases of Bacteraemia or Septicaemia related to MRSA, and no cases of Clostridium Difficile (as defined by the Department of Health) - since 2002.
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.