Private hospital group BMI Healthcare has emphasised its stringent infection control procedures after a national survey called for more hand-washing and hygiene education.
A poll by the Patients Association found that over 85 per cent of people think businesses should make greater effort to educate employees about hand-washing and infection prevention.
The majority (70 per cent) also thought that local hospitals should play a more prominent role in teaching children about the importance of hygiene.
Sue Manning, head of infection prevention and control at BMI Healthcare, revealed that the group provides a "much-needed service" by helping to educate students and workers.
"BMI Healthcare's robust infection control practices enable all of our hospitals to continually maintain low infection rates," she noted.
Schools and businesses are invited to contact the BMI Clean Team if they are interested in receiving hand-washing and hygiene training sessions.
BMI Healthcare has over 60 hospitals nationwide and is the acute private hospital division of General Healthcare Group.
The provider's healthcare professionals handle over 250,000 inpatient and one million outpatient visits each year.
Private hospital news : 18 November 2009