Don’t give germs a chance
Patients are very vulnerable to infections. To protect them from illness, please keep the following tips in mind.
- Do not visit a patient if you have a cold or have an infection.
- Ensure good hand hygiene: wash your hands with soap or hand sanitiser before entering a room, after visiting the toilet, after coughing or sneezing and when assisting patients (e.g. helping a patient to eat or go to the toilet).
- Cough or sneeze into a paper tissue and dispose of it immediately into the bin.
- For hygienic reasons, do not use the patient's sanitary facilities – always use visitors’ facilities.
- Do not touch wounds, catheters and/or bandages with your hands.
- Follow the procedure on the instruction sheet when entering the room of an isolated patient.
Smoking is only allowed in smoking cabins
A general smoking ban in hospitals came into force by Royal Decree of 15 May 1990. Smoking is therefore prohibited throughout the hospital and in the rooms. Smoking outside is only allowed in the smoking cabins at the entrance and near the A&E Department.