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Children use artistic ability in fight against infections 

Local children put their skills to the test by designing new eye-catching artwork to highlight the alcohol gel dispensers at entrances to wards and departments at Salisbury District Hospital.

 
Faye Robertson with her winning design
used to help make hand gel dispensers
more easily identifiable.
 

Regular hand washing and use of alcohol gels are the first line of defence against infections, and patients visitors and staff must use them when entering and leaving clinical areas.

This unique opportunity helped raise public awareness further of good hand hygiene while people are in hospital and gave children the chance to get involved in a worthwhile and creative project.

Ian Robinson, General Manager in Facilities said: "Although we already have low infection rates at Salisbury District Hospital, it’s important that we continue to look carefully at what we do and make any improvements that we feel are necessary."

"Alcohol gels have an essential role to play in protecting our patients and these are available at the entrances to wards and departments. We already had bright yellow designed backboards for the dispensers in place, but wanted to use children’s skills to create more eye catching designs that draw attention to the gels and their significance to the healthcare environment."

The new artwork for the dispensers can now be seen at entrances to wards and departments across the hospital.

For further information please contact:

Patrick Butler,
Public Relations Manager,
Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust.

Tel: 01722 425170

 

 

 

 
 
Page Last Updated: 08/05/2014 10:05 
Printed from Salisbury NHS Foundation Website http://www.salisbury.nhs.uk