International Recognition for Forth Valley Baby Care

Babies in the neonatal unit at Forth Valley Royal Hospital are benefitting from new infection control procedures which have gained international recognition. The new measures have resulted in no hospital-related blood borne infections (Staph Auerus bacteria or SABs for short) for almost three years – this compares to a previous figure of one case every 39 days in 2009/10. The Scottish Government target is 1 in 300 days – Forth Valley Royal Hospital’s neonatal unit has not had a single case of SABs infection for more than 1065 days.