IC7 Patient isolation policy

Infection prevention and control
Issue No

Target Audience

All CWP Staff


This policy has been produced for all Trust staff to refer to regarding all aspects of isolation facilities. It should be read in conjunction with other key Trust Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) policies including hand hygiene Standard Operating Procedure (SOP), MRSA and Clostridium Difficile policies. The guidance in this policy will minimise the risk of transmission of pathogenic organisms if it is followed correctly.

Whenever possible nursing care should be planned for individual patients, using the necessary precautions to prevent the spread of infection.

It is essential that the Infection Prevention and Control Team (IPCT) are notified by the nurse in charge of the ward when it becomes necessary to commence isolation procedures


Lead executive
Director of Infection Prevention and Control (DIPC)

Author and contact number
Infection Prevention and Control Team
01244 397700

Policy dates & history

Implementation Date

18 July 2013

Approval Meeting

Infection Prevention and Control Sub Committee (IPCSC)


IC7 Issue 5.1 Patient isolation policy.pdf

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