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Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital, Thomas Drive, L14 3PE
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Infection Prevention

The Trust’s aim is to ensure the safety of our patients, staff and visitors by preventing all avoidable infections. Cleanliness of the hospital and a rigorous infection prevention campaign are key priorities in the Trust's efforts to combat MRSA and other healthcare associated infections.

We are proud of our achievements in infection prevention and have performed very well against all the targets set by the Strategic Health Authority in relation to the reduction of healthcare associated infections.

There is an Infection Prevention and Control Team in the Trust and this highly trained team works closely with staff to monitor and help prevent the spread of infection within the Trust, giving regular updates on infection prevention and control.

If you wish to contact any member of the ‘infection prevention and control team’ please telephone 0151 600 1326 or 0151 600 1057 during office hours. 

For more information on infection prevention please view the following information leaflets:

Antibiotic Resistance

Antibiotics are essential medicines for treating bacterial infections in both humans and animals however they are losing their effectiveness at an increasing rate. 

Bacteria can adapt and find ways to survive the effects of an antibiotic. They become ‘antibiotic resistant’ so that the antibiotic no longer works. The more you use an antibiotic, the more bacteria become resistant to it. 

Antibiotics should be taken as prescribed, never saved for later or shared with others; it is important we use antibiotics in the right way, the right drug, at the right dose, at the right time for the right duration. Appropriate use of antibiotics will slow down the development of antibiotic resistance.

There are very few new antibiotics in the development pipeline, which is why it is important we use our existing antibiotics wisely and make sure these life-saving medicines continue to stay effective for us, our children and grandchildren

To find out more information about this please visit the Antiobiotic Guardian website.