1. As a trust, what protocols do you have in place for managing patients to prevent infection in the patient pathway? There are Trustwide infection prevention and control guidelines and audits focused on High Impact areas of patient care carried out Trustwide on a regular basis

 

2. Do you have a policy for routine testing for bacterial infections a) in all patients b) in high risk patients only? Testing for bacterial infections would be based on the clinical condition of the patient.

 

3. Do you have a policy for routine testing for viral infections a) in all patients b) in high risk patients only? Testing for viral infections would be based on the clinical condition of the patient.

 

4. Is isolation the protocol for high risk patients? If not, please can you confirm what protocols are in place. Isolation is used based on risk assessment of the presenting condition of the patient.  There is a Trustwide policy for patient isolation.

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