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Table 2 Results of the infection control audits for Alnoor Specialist Hospital for four consecutive years

From: Steady improvement of infection control services in six community hospitals in Makkah following annual audits during Hajj for four consecutive years

Year 2003 2004 2005 2006
Total number of beds 650 557 557 557
Number of critical care beds 43 43 43 43
Infection control committee in place Yes Yes Yes Yes
Infection control committee constituted of representative members Yes Yes Yes Yes
Regular infection control committee meetings Yes Yes Yes Yes
Adequate infection control committee minutes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Infection control unit Yes Yes Yes Yes
Number of infection control team staff 4 4 7 7
   Nurses 3 3 2 2
   Environmental inspectors 0 0 3 3
   Doctors 0 0 1 1
   Microbiologists 1 1 1 1
Educational activities No No Yes Yes
Surveillance system No No Yes Yes
Area audited Percent scores
Handwashing 61 61 79 91
Environmental cleaning 78 78 78 90
Waste disposal 62 73 86 95
Handling of clean linen 60 60 60 90
Handling of soiled linen 50 50 60 78
Standard and transmission based precautions 45 48 77 83
Single use policy 33 33 100 83
Urinary catheter care 80 80 80 80
Sterile wound dressing 64 73 82 92
Food hygiene 67 67 75 73
Pests and animal control in clinical areas 100 100 83 92
Average total percent score 64 66 78 86