The Health Quality & Safety Commission suggests eight simple steps to keep safe while in hospital:
You can’t smoke or vape on any of our hospital grounds, but we can help you take the opportunity to be smokefree. Staying smokefree when you leave hospital is one of the best things you can do for your health.
Falling hurts, and it often causes injuries. Injuries from falls can make people stay in hospital longer or need to move to aged residential care.
Find out how to protect yourself or a loved one from falling with the following resources:
Restorative care means helping you live independently and participate in your community for longer. Focus on staying healthy instead of thinking about your health when you get sick.
It also includes helping you recover quickly from injury or illness and be involved with decisions about your care.
Read this restorative care brochure to learn what you can do in hospital and at home to stay independent and see our Keeping healthy & well pages for tips to improve your quality of life.
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If you are ill, injured, have a wound drain or other tube or device in your body, you have more risk of developing an infection. Infections can increase the time it takes you to recover and lead to a longer stay in hospital or worse.
Here are some simple things you can do to help prevent spreading infections:
For more information about hand hygiene and how to clean your hands, visit the HealthInfo website .
We take infection prevention very seriously.
It's ok to ask. If you have any worries or concerns about infection in hospital, speak to the nurse looking after you or the nurse in charge who can help you. You can also contact a member of the Infection Prevention & Control Team for further advice.
Page last updated: 26 October 2022
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