Energy Wales Statement »The energy system in Wales is on the threshold of great change driven by new energy, technology and low carbon energy transition objectives.Learn more »
£7.6m funding boost for children and young people’s mental health services in Wales
The Welsh Government will invest an extra £7.6m every year in mental health services for children and young people in Wales.
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Section highlightHistoric Environment (Wales) BillThe Bill will support the positive management of change in the Welsh historic environment.
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The devolution of some taxes to Wales from April 2018 provides us with the opportunity to reshape those taxes to better meet our circumstances and priorities.
Final Budget 2015-16 »
The amount of funding allocated to Welsh Government Departments for 2015-16 is £15·3bn.Learn more »
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Community associated infections – a community strategy for Wales
Community-acquired infection is any infection that a patient has when they come into hospital or occurs within the first 48 hours of admission.
What does the term community-acquired infection mean?
If the infection occurred within 48 hours of admission it is assumed that the patient was already incubating the infection, which they picked up in the community prior to admission. The 48 hour cut-off is somewhat arbitrary as infections have variable incubation periods.
Nevertheless, some standard definition is useful when considering likely sources of infection and 48 hours has remained the standard for many years.
What are we doing about community associated infections?
We know that healthcare associated infections don’t just exist in our hospitals. The Welsh Government has therefore developed a strategy for the organisations providing healthcare in the community.
The strategy aims to identify the actions and measures required to prevent patients, residents and members of staff from acquiring infections as a result of receiving care in our community healthcare facilities. The strategy focuses on devising and implementing:
- National standards for the prevention and control of infection
- Infrastructure and organisation
- Training and education
- Audit and surveillance
- Interventions and development of performance indicators
- Information technology and communication
- Occupational health.
For further information please contact: Health.Protection@Wales.gsi.gov.uk
Visit: Community Strategy website (external link)