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Infection Prevention and Control

Last updated on Friday, June 22, 2018

Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) is everybody’s business within our hospitals. We have a strong commitment and dedication to protect our patients, visitors and staff from avoidable infection. We’re proud of our performance over the last few years in achieving significant reduction in infec...

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Tag:   infection (3)     prevention (1)     MRSA (3)     cDiff (2)     IPC (1)     Hygiene (1)     Clostridium difficile (1)     clean (1)     health (10)     soap (1)     antibacterial (1)     spread (1)     dirty (1)    

CQC report praises Trust practice for infection prevention and control

Last updated on Tuesday, April 27, 2021

A Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection at Wirral University Teaching Hospital Trust found ‘outstanding practice’ regarding infection, prevention and control. The unannounced visit by inspectors was carried out in February this year, focusing purely on infection prevention and control (IPC) a...

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How is TB contracted

Last updated on Wednesday, April 18, 2018

People get TB when they breathe in the TB bacteria, which are spread through the air. But most people won’t get ill because: TB bacteria are only in the air after someone with infectious TB coughs or sneezes. You need to spend many hours close to a person with infectious TB to breathe in enou...

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Tag:   TB (5)     Tuberculosis (5)     Infection (1)     infectious (1)    

Lymphoedema Service

Last updated on Tuesday, May 2, 2023

The Lymphoedema Service provides treatment for patients with predominantly non-cancer related lymphoedema.  If patients have lymphoedema as a direct result of cancer, they will be referred to the Clatterbridge Cancer Centre Lymphoedema Service. The Lymphoedema Service is provided for patients wh...

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Tag:   lymphoedema (1)     swelling (1)     aching (1)     fluid (1)     infection (3)     tight skin (1)     wart-like growths (1)     oedema (1)    

Pressure Ulcers

Last updated on Thursday, April 19, 2018

All patients admitted to our organization have a full skin inspection to ensure measures are put in place to prevent skin damage. Pressure ulcers are localised injuries to the skin and/or underlying tissue as a result of pressure. They are sometimes known as bedsores. They can be classified into...

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Last updated on Thursday, February 21, 2019

Stopping smoking for just 4 weeks reduces your chance of getting a chest infection or wound infection and increases your chances of being able to get home sooner after your operation healthy and well. We know it isn’t an easy thing to do but there is help available.  Look at the NHS choices webs...

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Last updated on Thursday, January 30, 2020

Patients with lymphoedema are particularly susceptible to cellulitis, as the lymphatic system does not function adequately.  Cellulitis is a bacterial infection of the skin which may cause redness, heat, swelling, temperature and pain.  It can also cause lymphoedema if it damages the delicate ly...

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