Infection Prevention

Patients in hospital are at particular risk of developing infections. National estimates suggest that one in nine patients may pick up an infection during their hospital stay.

At Blackpool Teaching Hospitals, we are determined to minimise this risk by asking all staff, patients and visitors to adhere to the highest possible standards of hygiene at all times.


Patient information leaflets

The Trust has several patient information leaflets regarding Infection Prevention, which you can download below:

DepartmentLeaflet Title
Child Health ServicesEarly Onset Neonatal Infection
Infection PreventionClostridioides difficile (c.difficile)
Infection Prevention DepartmentWhy am I being Screened for MRSA Pre-admission
Infection Prevention DepartmentClostridium Difficile
Infection Prevention DepartmentHand Hygiene
Infection Prevention DepartmentCarbapenemase Producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE)
Infection Prevention DepartmentMRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus)
Infection Prevention DepartmentMeticillin-Sensitive Staphylococcus Aureus
Infection Prevention DepartmentTesting Positive for MRSA
Infection Prevention DepartmentAspergillosis during Demolition, Renovation and Construction

Director of Infection Prevention (DIPC)

Dr Jim Gardner

Director of Infection Prevention and Control Reports

Annual Report 2016-2017 FINAL

Annual Report 2015-2016 FINAL

Annual Report 2012-2013

Annual Report 2013-2014

Annual Report 2014-2015

Health and Social Care Act 2008 Progress Report October 2009

The Health and Social Care Act 2008 – September 2009

The Health and Social Care Act 2008 – Hygiene Code 2013

The Health and Social Care Act 2008 – Hygiene Code 2014

The Health and Social Care Act 2008 – Hygiene Code 2015

The Health and Social Care Act 2008 – Hygiene Code 2016


Useful links

You may find the information on the following websites useful:

Trust Performance Pages – MRSA Surveillance Results – Clostridium Difficile (C.Diff) Surveillance Results