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Hand Hygiene Week

Meet the staff opportunity- Tuesday 5th May at 11am at the L&D

Staff at Luton and Dunstable University Hospital are working in partnership with patients to promote excellent hand hygiene as best practice around the hospital.

“Clean Hands Save’s Lives – At the L&D we are committed to improving ALL aspects of safer patient care and optimising Hand Hygiene is a cornerstone of our infection control programme. We invite our patients and visitors to help us in achieving the highest standards of hand hygiene”, Dr Rohinton Mulla, Director of Infection Prevention and Control.

With World Hand Hygiene Day on Tuesday 5th May, the hospital will launch a campaign to remind staffs about the importance of clean hands and help them promote to patients how they can best protect themselves too.

A team of staff including an Executive Director will be visiting wards to talk to staffs and patients about the importance of good hand hygiene.

Matrons will also be bringing out their ‘UV light boxes’ to encourage staffs to examine their technique in the application of the soap and or the hand sanitiser.

We are holding a competition for children on the Paediatric Wards to design a ‘Don’t leave it to chance! Take control of hand hygiene’ poster. Once the winning poster has been chosen it will be turned into an actual poster to be used around the hospital.

Did you know to get clean hands and prevent the spread of infection you should thoroughly wash your palms, the backs of your hands, your fingertips, thumbs and your wrists!

Hand hygiene isn’t just important in the hospital. It helps stop the spread of germs at home, at school and in the workplace.