Bosses at the University of Morecambe Bay have launched a campaign to reduce the risk of avoidable infections in local hospitals.
The campaign aims to raise public awareness and remind everyone – staff, patients and visitors – what they can do to help reduce infections such as MRSA, norovirus and Clostridium Difficile.
The major poster campaign is being launched across all hospitals run by the trust including the Royal Lancaster Infirmary.
Sue Smith, the new executive chief nurse of the trust, said it was important to get the message out there.
She said: “We want to raise awareness of the issue at a time when infections are on everyone’s mind.
“It is the season when Norovirus can strike and we want people to think about infection prevention wherever they may be in our hospitals.
“Simple steps can make a huge difference.”