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.
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:
Tel: 01722 425170
Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust, Salisbury District Hospital, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP2 8BJ
T: 01722 336262 E: CustomerCare@salisbury.nhs.uk
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