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Infection Prevention and Control

Help us prevent healthcare associated infection

You and your visitors play an important part in helping to prevent the spread of infection.

Please ensure you and your visitors:

  • Wash your hands or use the hand sanitiser when entering and leavingthe ward
  • Follow any infection prevention and control signs in ward areas and do not wander into any other rooms.
  • Wear any protective clothing, such as aprons, if advised by the nursing staff
  • Use the chairs available and discourage visitors from sitting on your bed.


What to do if you have any concerns about infection prevention and control

We work hard to prevent and control infection. This includes training staff and having procedures for them to follow, keeping our hospitals clean and carrying out audits and spot checks to ensure that things are being done properly.

 We welcome your feedback and act on it. If you have any concerns please speak to

  • The person in charge of the ward/department
  • A matron
  • Patient Advice and Liaison Services (PALS) on 0151 471 2377 or 0800 328 2941 or email:
  • The Infection Prevention and Control Team on 0151 471 2635


Infection prevention and control advice for patients, relatives, carers and visitors

MRSA information for patients, relatives, carers and visitors 

Clostridium Difficile information for patients, relatives, carers and visitors 


 Infection Prevention and Control Team


Helena McCourt      

Deputy Director of Nursing/ Director of Infection Prevention & Control


Dr M Rothburn                    

Infection Prevention and Control Doctor Consultant Medical Microbiologist


Jayne Bridge                       

Senior Nurse Infection Prevention and Control Team Manager


Charlie Charlton     

Infection Prevention and Control Specialist Nurse


Mary Ujoodha                                  

Infection Prevention and Control Nurse


Amanda Fairclough                       

Infection Prevention and Control Team Secretary


Office: 0151 471 2635

Charlie Charlton : 0151 471 2259

Mary Ujoodha : 0151 473 2931




Contact the Infection Control Team at our Whalley site:


Jeanette Gudgeon Head of Infection Control  - 01254 821526