As we maintain robust infection control at the Four Ferns we continue to prioritise our residents autonomy, privacy and their dignity. Our team are well trained in infection prevention and control measures. We are in regular contact with the HSE, HIQA, the St Vincents Hospital Group and other healthcare experts. We provide continuous training on infection prevention and control for our team. Temperatures are taken twice daily.
The Four Ferns is a brand new build and so we have top of the range infection control structures in place. For example we now operate the the different floors on The Four Ferns as distinct, separated units. The nurses and care staff on the different floors have different entrances into the building. Each floor has their own changing and break rooms to remove any chance of cross over and interaction of staff from different units.
We have always maintained Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) supplies and our team wear PPE as appropriate. We have meticulous house keeping cleaning procedures in place including all of our rooms being cleaned twice daily. Hand hygiene pumps are dotted everywhere. We have power assisted doors and and auto sanitisers in place.
Abigail Borromeo is our Infection Control Manager and you can hear more from Abigail here.