Infection Prevention & Control
City Heath Care Partnership Community Interest Company (CHCP CIC) is committed to the delivery of high quality, safe health and care services.
Infection prevention and control (IP&C) is everyone’s responsibility and to support this approach, CHCP has a dedicated IP&C team who support the Director of Infection Prevention and Control (DIPC) to oversee IP&C practice, minimise the risk of Health Care Associated Infections (HCAI’s) and ensure compliance with the Health Act (2008) code of practice for the prevention and control of healthcare associated infection (2015) across all services.
We have a team of specialist infection prevention and control nurses and practitioners and our aim is to support healthcare workers to minimise the risk of infections for patients, visitors and staff by:
- Providing a variety of training and update resources for all staff.
- Producing a variety of policies and guidance for all staff to support best practice and compliance with the HCAI code of practice.
- Providing advice and support to all staff.
- Promoting the appropriate use of hand washing and the use of alcohol hand gel as one of the most important ways of preventing the spread of infections.
- Working with our staff to maintain high standards of cleanliness in our environments.
- Monitoring services through a programme of audit to promote ongoing improvements to safety and quality of care provision.
- Working together with teams within CHCP services, Hull and East Riding Clinical Commissioning Groups, hospitals and other healthcare providers regionally.
Whilst cleanliness of the healthcare environment is an important part of tackling infection, it is simple and basic personal hygiene that makes all the difference in both prevention and control of infection. Whether you are a member of staff, a patient or a visitor; hand washing and /or hand decontamination with alcohol gel / hand rub is the single most important thing we can all do to prevent the spread of infection in our hospitals and clinical services and care environments.
Please check before visiting or attending one of our wards or care homes if you are suffering with symptoms of diarrhoea and vomiting.
CHCP recognises that infection prevention is an important concern for many patients and if you have any questions please speak to your healthcare worker.