Hospitals are one of the cleanest places you can be, but can also be one of the most dangerous, because they hold such a large number of sick people. Nurses and doctors should be aware of the dangers and make sure that everything is clean and sterile when they deal with you, but from time to time a doctor may slip and this can lead to you getting an infection which is worse that what you were originally in the hospital for.
Reduce the risk of infection in hospital
Here are some tips on reducing the spread of infection when you are in the hospital.
- Make sure your doctor is always wearing gloves. Whenever your doctor is doing any procedure or treatment on you, they should be wearing sterile gloves. Make sure that these gloves come out of a box and that you watch the doctor put them on before they touch you. These gloves should be disposed of immediately.
- Needles should be sterile. As with gloves, you should watch a needle being taken out of its packaging before it is used on you, and disposed of straight away.
- Wash your hands. Whilst your doctors should be washing their hands frequently, so should you. After you use the bathrooms, before you eat and after you have been for a walk, make sure you wash your hands thoroughly.
- Ask your doctor to wipe off their stethoscope before using it. This goes for any medical equipment that might be used, and the doctor should use an antibacterial wipe before they bring it to you.
How to find good solicitors in Dunoon
If you have been made ill from a visit to the hospital, due to the negligence of your doctors and nurses, then you may be able to use solicitors in Dunoon to make a claim for compensation against the hospital. Not only does this provide you with the money you need to pay for further medical treatment and help around the house whilst you are recovering, it also makes sure that the hospital tries harder to stop the same situation happening again, protecting other patients.
Accident Advice Helpline has over 15 years’ experience in the field of personal injury compensation claims, and works with experienced and dedicated solicitors in Dunoon and across Scotland to help you to get the compensation you deserve. You can call the helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone, and will speak to a friendly, helpful team who will discuss your situation with you.
They will talk you through the claims process to help you to decide whether or not you want to proceed, and then will pass you over to solicitors in Dunoon or across Scotland who will work with you on a no-win, no-fee basis to process your claim, and will keep you updated throughout your claim so that you always know where you stand.
Date Published: 22nd March 2014
Author: David Brown