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Lifesize nurse posters urge people to wash hands

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Life-size posters of nurses and other innovations are being introduced at hospitals to increase compliance with hand-washing.

Anyone visiting Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust is now welcomed by life-size posters of chief nurse Eileen Sills and medical director Dr Ted Baker, reminding them that they must wash their hands before entering and after leaving clinical areas.

Ms Sills said: ‘Good hand hygiene is the single most effective measure against spreading infection throughout the hospital. The trust aims to achieve 100% compliance with hand washing both before and after contact with each patient.

‘Although we are doing well there is still room for improvement,’ she added.

A life-size cardboard model of hospital matron Elaine Henderson was also introduced recently at Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.

It is one of a raft of measures, including a movement-activated audio reminder to wash your hands, introduced at the trust’s ten hospitals.

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