Learning Disability Day Centre Infection Control Guidelines

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Dear Southern Health and Social Care Trust (Northern Ireland),

Please could you supply me with a copy of the Infection Control Guidelines that the Trust is using in Learning Disability Daycentre's?

Also, can you clarify where it clearly states that if 2 staff test positive incubation period needs to be for a 28 period and the whole Daycentre needs to close? Does this mean if 3 staff test positive then the Daycentre has to close for a 42 day incubation closure? If there is no breach in staff wearing the appropriate PPE why does the Daycentres need to close at all?

Many thanks.

Yours faithfully,

Tracey Gilliland

Team, Foi, Southern Health and Social Care Trust (Northern Ireland)

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Team, Foi, Southern Health and Social Care Trust (Northern Ireland)

By email: [FOI #706925 email]

19th November 2020 Our Ref: FOI 282

Dear Ms Gilliland

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 – INFORMATION REQUEST

I acknowledge your request which was received on 18th November 2020 requesting information held by the Trust.

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Team, Foi, Southern Health and Social Care Trust (Northern Ireland)

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Dear Ms Gilliland

 

Please see attached response in respect of your recent Freedom of
Information request to the Southern Health & Social Care Trust.

 

Kind regards

Karen Harrison

Information Governance Department

Southern Health & Social Care Trust

 

 

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