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Hand hygiene

Advice for patients

Many infections can be passed on by contact so we need the help of patients to prevent this. Cleaning hands is one of the most effective ways to prevent the spread of all infections and we encourage our patients to do this as well as our staff.

Here are a few tips:

  • ask the staff caring for you whether they have cleaned their hands - they really do not mind

  • use the hand cleaning facilities at every bed side, ward entrance and every bedside and encourage your visitors to do so as well

  • please tell a member of staff if you see a spillage or something which needs cleaning

  • please clean your hands with the gel before meals and wash them after you've used the toilet

  • please do not sit on another patient's bed

  • bring personal toiletries including soap and a clean flannel with you. Men should bring their own razor in with them.

Cleaning hands is one of the most effective ways to prevent the spread of all infections and we encourage our patients to do this as well as our staff.

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York Emergency Department (A&E)

The current entrance to the Emergency Department (A&E) is closed and a new entrance at the south of the building is in operation.

Arrive at Entrance 1, the main entrance to York Hospital signposted from Wigginton Road, and park in the multi-storey car park.  A new pedestrian exit has been created at the end of the car park. Follow the green line on the floor to the emergency department. Please see our website news for more information about arrivals to A&E.