G_IPC_06 Management of Linen

Guidance on the Management of Linen

Clothing and/or linen used by patients can pose a potential infection risk to others within a ward, primary care setting or care home during handling, transportation and storage.

As healthcare is delivered in a variety of settings e.g. healthcare premises, hospitals, surgeries, domestic residences and care homes, each setting may have different arrangements for the management of linen.

The Infection Prevention and Control Team (IP&C) will act as a resource for guidance and support on the management of linen.

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