Yeovil District Hospital takes the control of infection very seriously and every attempt is made to ensure a clean and safe environment. The prevention and control of infection is seen as everyone’s responsibility and the Infection Prevention and Control Team (IPCT) is available to offer expert advice and guidance to staff, patients and visitors from all areas across the Trust.
All staff should be complying with our hygiene codes and washing their hands or using gel between patients. If you see a member of staff not doing this please feel free to ask them to do so. Visitors should use the gel on the hand stations located at the entrance to each ward and as they leave. Visitors are asked not to come into the hospital if they have diarrhoea or vomiting or a heavy cold.
If you see any areas that have not been cleaned, or if you are an inpatient and there is equipment or used items on your locker or bed table for any length of time, please ask for these to be removed.
If you find any of our sanitary facilities, particularly toilets, are not clean, please tell a member of staff immediately.
If you have a condition that requires isolation staff will explain whether isolation in a side room or by specific precautions is required. If you are in isolation we would advise that visiting is limited to close family in order to protect both yourself and or visitor.