Appointment of the next Children’s Commissioner for Wales »The current Children's Commissioner's tenure will come to an end on 28 February 2015.Learn more »
A taste of Wales in London
“It is great to see our producers celebrating our patron Saint of Wales - St David and promoting their wonderful products in London. We have such a fine array of quality products here in Wales."
- St David’s Day in Dubai
- Across Wales young people find work thanks to Jobs Growth Wales
- A taste of Wales in London
- Proposals to amend existing powers to tackle waste crime and poor performing sites in the waste management industry
- Developing a Landfill Disposals Tax
- Collection and publication of fire statistics
- Talk to me 2
- Flood and Coast Investment Programme (FaCIP)
- Teacher assessment: strengthening arrangements to improve reliability, consistency and confidence
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Section highlightRegulation and Inspection of Social Care (Wales) BillThe Bill will improve the quality of care and support in Wales and strengthen protection for citizens.
Legislative programme 2014 - 2015 »
Bills that the Welsh Government will bring forward in 2014/2015.Learn more »
Section highlightTaxes in Wales
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 »
- Statistics & Research
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)