Infection Control

Hand Hygiene is one of the simplest yet most effective ways of keeping patients safe by preventing the spread of infection.

At IDHS the use of alcohol based hand rub is one of the ways staff maintain their compliance with hand hygiene.  This product is available throughout our facilities at key locations and we encourage all visitors to also use it.

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

Infection Prevention and Control week is promoted each year at IDHS with a range of activities to engage staff in effective infection control practices.

IDHS also provides the influenza vaccination for all staff during the flu season, aiming for a regular uptake by 80% of staff each year.  Healthy habits to avoid the flu are promoted to assist in protecting patients, visitors, family and friends from the spread of germs.