Committed to infection prevention and control
We are committed to provide a clean and safe environment for healthcare and to reduce the risks of Healthcare Associated Infection (HCAI).
We do this by identifying and reducing infection risks, continually developing safer working practices and by following strict policies and procedures,
Through our Quality Everyday programme we regularly audit our performance against the Hygiene Code and monitor it through our Infection, Prevention and Control Group and Clinical Governance Group.
Ambulance Vehicle Deep Cleaning
EMAS emergency ambulances and fast response vehicles are cleaned by our clinicians (paramedics, technicians etc) throughout their shift.
The vehicles are deep cleaned every six weeks by our Ambulance Support Team.
If a vehicle is soiled during a 999 call, the crew inform Control that the vehicle has to be taken off the road to be deep cleaned. Wherever possible, the crew transfer onto a replacement vehicle so they can remain operational.
We can all play a part in preventing infections
The easiest and most effective way to reduce the spread of infection is good hand hygiene.
This means washing hands regularly throughout the day with soap and water. Watch this short video to see the best technique to use.