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Infection control

Together we can fight infection

Infections aren’t fussy about who spreads them, so we all need to be careful. Here are some simple things we can all do to help prevent the spread of infections…

Wash and clean your hands thoroughly and regularly:

  • Wash your hands with soap and water every time you enter and leave a ward or clinic. This will help protect you against the winter vomiting bug
  • Wash your hands with soap and water after visiting the toilet 

What you can expect at Addenbrooke's

How we go about infection control...

If you are a patient

Some simple things we can all do to help prevent the spread of infections…

If you are visiting a patient

Leave infections at home - please do not visit if you are feeling unwell.

Well-known infections - FAQs

Your questions about some well-known questions answered.

Infection control patient information leaflets

Download infection control information.

Contact the Infection control team

01223 217 497

Cambridge University Hospitals
NHS Foundation Trust
Hills Road

Latest infection control news

Don’t come to hospital if you may have the winter vomiting bug

Cambridge University Hospitals is asking people who have had sickness or diarrhoea to stay away from hospital until they have been symptom free for 48hrs.

Visiting restrictions due to winter vomiting bug

To protect patients and visitors from the spread of the winter vomiting bug, Norovirus, visiting restrictions are currently in place .