INFECTION CONTROL

Hand Hygiene is one of the simplest yet most effective ways of keeping patients safe by preventing the spread of infection.

At MDHS the use of alcohol based hand rub is one of the ways staff maintain their compliance with hand hygiene.  This product is available throughout our facilities at key locations and we encourage all visitors to also use it. 

Hand Hygiene is also a key feature in our annual mandatory staff training program.

Infection Prevention and Control week is promoted each year at MDHS with a range of activities and quizzes to engage staff in effective infection control practices. 

MDHS also provides the influenza vaccination for all staff during flu season, aiming for a regular uptake by 80% of staff each year.  Healthy habits to avoid flu are promoted to assist in protecting patients, visitors, family and friends from the spread of germs.

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), vaccination is the most effective way to prevent infection and protect against the consequences of flu.

Watch the film using the link below or visit theflumovie.com.au for more information about flu and being vaccinated.

Click here to see a quick film about the importance of flu vaccination!