Infection Control and Prevention

The Clinical Research Facility continues to plan and deliver care to our patients in accordance with local hospital guidelines and national guidelines.

Our staff are working extremely hard to deal with the COVID-19 virus and to care for all our patients currently enrolled into studies. We are employing all infection control measures and every effort is being made to manage and control the spread of the virus.

Your research nurse or study team will phone you before each appointment to ascertain whether you have symptoms of COVID-19.
If you have any symptoms for COVID-19 we will re-arrange your appointment and conduct the study visit via telephone in conjunction with your study doctor.

Help to stop the spread of Covid-19 (coronavirus) and other viruses and bacteria by cleaning your hands properly, wearing a mask and if you have signs or symptoms of COVID-19 report them to your GP and isolate.

If you require additional information about COVID-19, please see the HSE website here or call the HSE helpline on 1850 241850.

Thank you for your cooperation

Simple hygiene measures

Simple hygiene measures can positively improve infection control and prevention. There are easy ways you can limit the spread of infection including hand washing and using alcohol hand gel which is readily available throughout the hospital and Clinical Research Facility.

If you are suffering from any of the following, you should contact your study doctor immediately:

  • Diarrhoea
  •  Vomiting
  •  Flu like symptoms
  • Chicken pox

The St. James’s Hospital Infection Control & Prevention Policy can be found here.

Expert advice from Clinical Microbiology re Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) matters is secured through a SLA with the hospital.