Infection Prevention and Control
General Infection Control Advice
Each year thousands of people; patients, staff and visitors, pass through our Surgical Centre and it is our priority is to do our very best to minimise the risk of infection that such a busy environment presents.
Probus Surgical Centre has an excellent reputation for delivering high quality healthcare treatments and services. Everything we do is focused on providing the very best health care to all in a clean and safe environment.
We robustly monitor ourselves and involve our patients in measuring and maintaining our service. We value our patients’ feedback and regularly use patient satisfaction questionnaires, to which we have a very good participation rate, regarding their treatment and clinical outcomes and are delighted by the results and comments we receive.
We have 2 ventilated operating theatres and a minor procedures treatment room and have excellent levels of cleanliness, low infection rates (currently at 0.1%) and effective infection control measures in place. All of which are backed up by 99% patient satisfaction scores.
Probus Surgical Centre has a no smoking policy throughout the Centre including the grounds.
We have an annual infection control inspection by the Nurse Consultant Director of Infection Prevention & Control, NHS KERNOW CCG. Last year’s report can be viewed at Infection Control Inspection 02.04.19
How you can help
You can play a big part in reducing the spread of infection and keeping yourself healthy.
Here are some simple actions everyone should take at ALL times:
- Please do not attend if you have symptoms of any infection for example diarrhoea, vomiting/nausea
- Always wash your hands thoroughly after visiting the toilet
Our patient procedure appointment letters inform patients that they need to let us know us if they fall within one of the categories listed below that they will need to be screened for MRSA prior to their operation and we send them a MRSA pack and information for them to complete and take to their local GP surgery.
• Work in healthcare
• A carer in the community
• Live in a care home
• To the best of your knowledge have previously been found to be MRSA positive.
• Recent hospital admission (in the last 3 months)
• Currently undergoing chemotherapy for cancer
If a patient has a positive test result simply requires a 5 day course of treatment.