At the Hospital of St John & St Elizabeth we are committed to ensuring that you receive the highest standards of care during your stay and this includes prevention and control of infection.
Our aim is to keep you as free from infection as possible. Over the past years, the Hospital's infection rate has remained well below the national average and this is due to the high standards of care already in place.
Alcohol gel is available throughout the hospital and we strongly encourage its use by staff, patients and visitors alike.
If you or your visitors have been in contact with measles, chicken pox, any other infectious disease, or have a heavy cold/cough, please check with the ward staff before coming into hospital.
We pride ourselves on the quality of our facilities and our professional and caring staff. Over 97% of inpatients questioned rated our nursing staff as good or excellent for their courtesy, efficiency, care and responsiveness. In the latest audit we had zero cases of MRSA.
To ensure the hospital's high standards of quality are continuously maintained, rigorous clinical audits are carried out both internally and externally by national regulatory bodies.
The Hospital of St John & St Elizabeth is regulated by the Care Quality Commission in accordance with the Care Standards Act 2000, and inspected regularly against national Minimum Standards (department of health 2002).
The Care Quality Commission is responsible for monitoring the performance of all NHS and independent healthcare organisations across England and Wales.