Good hand hygiene is the single most effective way to prevent the spread of infection in hospital.
The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre does everything possible to ensure that staff clean their hands before any activity that involves contact with patients, but we are all human and sometimes we forget. If you think someone should have cleaned their hands and you have not seen them do it, please ask them if their hands are clean.
We are working hard to reduce avoidable infections and to provide a clean and safe environment for patients, their relatives and our staff. All wards have to monitor hand hygiene compliance in their own area and the Infection Prevention and Control Team undertake additional spot checks.
Hand rubs are very effective at killing germs but they are not a cure for all.
Please try to wash your hands regularly using soap and water.