Infection Control Guidelines

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Infection Prevention & Control

Hygiene is a fundamental part of Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Crumlin’s quality system to ensure the safety and well being of patients, staff and visitors and it plays an important role in the prevention and control of infection.  Achieving and maintaining the highest hygiene standards is everyone’s responsibility.

Hand Hygiene

  • Please ask your visitors to wash their hands or use the alcohol gel, available at all ward entrances, to disinfect their hands each time they enter or leave the ward. 
  • Do this yourself also if you go into any other ward.  
  • Ask a member of staff to show you if you are unsure how to use it. 
  • Feel free to ask any medical staff you come into contact with if they have cleaned their hands.