Treating patients in the most appropriate setting and managing bed pressures means that it is often necessary to transfer patients between wards and hospital sites however infectious patients should only be moved if deemed clinically necessary.
This policy stipulates the process that must be followed for patient transfers from:
- Within Ashford and St Peter's Hospitals NHS Trust (ASPH) sites
- Local inpatient community hospitals
- Other hospitals
- Nursing / Residential homes
To ensure all staff are aware of the patient’s infection status to reduce the risk of cross infection on admission and transfer both within (ASPH) and external healthcare establishments and ensure patient safety at all times.
The member of staff responsible for the care of the patient will provide both verbal and written information advising on what precautions are required, to a senior member of staff of the receiving area, prior to transfer of the patient.
|Compiled by:||The Infection Control Team|
|Ratified by:||Clinical Governance Committee|
|Date Ratified:||October 2017|
|Date Issued:||August 2019|
|Review Date:||October 2020|
|Target Audience:||All Trust staff|
|Contact name:||Infection Prevention and Control team|
- MRSA Policy
- Policy and Procedure for Control of Clostridium difficile diarrhoea
- Control of Tuberculosis in Hospital
- Infection Control Outbreak/Incident Policy including Major Outbreak Policy
- Isolation Policy
- Trust’s Admission and Discharge Policy