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Guide to beating the bugs  

You’re in safe hands at Barts and The London, as we’re proud to have low rates of MRSA (methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus). Keeping the spread of infection at bay is critical and is taken very seriously at our hospitals.

Here are two ways you can help us…

  1. Always clean your hands when entering and leaving clinics/departments/wards, before and after contact with other patients and staff and after going to the toilet. Hand-rub dispensers are located by the  entrances to all clinics/departments and wards.
  2. Ask your healthcare professional to clean their hands before they come into contact with you. This helps to prevent the spread of infection.

A member of staff will be able to talk you through the procedures in place to minimise the risk of infection in our hospitals.