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Infection Prevention & Control

To keep patients free from infection takes ceaseless vigilance.  The prevention and control of infection is fundamental to the provision of a safe environment for our patients.   

Respiratory illnesses can be very serious.  Visitors are asked to please not visit if they feel unwell in any way.

For further information about respiratory illness and vaccination, please visit the Public Health Wales website: About the vaccine - Public Health Wales ( Influenza and Acute Respiratory Infection Report - Public Health Wales (

Please watch the video below and help us Keep Norovirus Out of Hospitals

We embark on ensuring that patients are cared for in a clean environment and reduce the risk of Healthcare associated infections.

Healthcare Associated Infection Information

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board takes the safety of our patients very seriously. That means doing everything we can to reduce the risk of anyone acquiring an infection while they are in our care. Infection prevention is regarded as everyone’s business, and the Health Board/NHS Trust is committed to supporting staff in preventing infections. 

Infection Prevention and Control - How To Prevent A Surgical Site Infection

Most patients who have surgery recover well.  However, occasionally patients may get an infection.  A surgical wound infection occurs when germs from the skin or the environment enter the incision (cut) that the surgeon makes through the skin in order to carry out the operation.  A surgical wound infection can develop at any time from two to three days after surgery until the wound has healed (usually two to three weeks after the operation).  Less frequently, and infection can occur several months after an operation.  Infections after surgery can lead to other problems, such as a longer stay in hospital.