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Robust leadership in infection prevention and control is essential for effective decision-making, efficient use of resources and ensuring the provision of high quality, safe, effecitve, person-centred care (HIS, 2015)
Every year over 300,000 patients in England acquire a healthcare associated infection whilstin hospital. These infections cost the NHS more than £1 billion a year
Norovirus Spreads on Unwashed Hands contaminating surfaces and Contaminating Food
Norovirus Outbreaks Cost £1,000 per bed – There were 728 reported outbreaks in England in 2011/2012 season alone
Norovirus (winter vomiting bug) is the most common cause of viral gastroenteritis (diarrhoea and vomiting) in Ireland, UK and indeed worldwide.
It is the gastrointestinal equivalent of the common cold. In any year 1% - 5% of the population can expect to be affected by this virus – up to 5,000 people per week in Ireland alone.
As an example, an outbreak in the US identified a single ill employee contaminated 76 litres of icing distributed on various baked goods, resulting in ∼3000 outbreak-associated cases of norovirus infection over 4 days.
Outbreaks in the United Kingdom have been estimated to cost $1 million per 1000 hospital beds
HPA, 2012 Guidelines for the management of norovirus outbreaks in acute and community health and social care settings, HPA, 2012
HPSC, 2003 National guidelines on the management of outbreaks of norovirus in healthcare settings, HPSC, 2003
Clean hands using the correct technique to ensure all trace of bacteria are removed or killed