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PUBLISHED: 14:31 30 April 2009 | UPDATED: 13:33 24 August 2010

Hospital will get patients involved Posters reminding nursing staff not to talk over patients and involve them more in their care have gone up in wards. St Mary s Hospital, in Praed Street, Paddington has put the posters up in staff areas

Hospital will get patients involved

Posters reminding nursing staff not to talk over patients and involve them more in their care have gone up in wards.

St Mary's Hospital, in Praed Street, Paddington has put the posters up in staff areas for a six week period.

The idea was brought in because in the last national inpatient survey the trust - Imperial College Healthcare which looks after St Mary's - scored lowly for patient involvement in their treatment.

Bid to cut skin infection

A new skin decontaminant being rolled out in one of the borough's hospitals is hoped to reduce infections.

Non-touch pad, ChloraPrep releases alcohol to clean the skin and will be used at St Mary's Hospital, in Praed Street, Paddington in any treatment which requires a vascular device.

Units will reduce carbon footprints

New heat recovery units have been placed on the tower roof of one of the area's main hospitals.

The Royal Free Hampstead, in Pond Street, Hampstead has installed the units as part of their strategy to reduce their carbon footprint.

The units are hoped to reduce emissions by nearly a quarter by 2012.


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