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Infection Control

Infection control

The unit’s role is to educate and assist with the prevention and monitoring of infections, methods of control, and identification and investigation of outbreaks of potential infection hazard

If you feel unwell with gastroenteritis (symptoms may include loose bowel actions, diarrhoea, vomiting, stomach cramps), please delay your visit to your friend or loved one until you have recovered from your illness and are feeling better – at least 48 hours after your last symptom.

COVID-19 Infection Control measures are in place at MDHS. Click here to find more.

 

Hand hygiene

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-way staff maintain their compliance with hand hygiene. This product is available throughout our facilities at key locations, and we encourage all visitors to use it.

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

Immunisation

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.

Watch the film using the link below or visit theflumovie.com.au for more information about flu and being vaccinated. You can also watch this short film about the importance of flu vaccination