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Table 6 Results of the infection control audits for Heraa General 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 261 261 261 261
Number of critical care beds 21 21 21 21
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 4 4
   Nurses 2 2 2 2
   Environmental inspectors 1 1 1 1
   Doctors 0 0 0 0
   Microbiologists 1 1 1 1
Educational activities Yes Yes Yes Yes
Surveillance system No Yes Yes Yes
Area audited Percent scores
Handwashing 52 83 83 93
Environmental cleaning 94 94 83 84
Waste disposal 60 91 96 98
Handling of clean linen 75 75 100 100
Handling of soiled linen 90 90 90 90
Standard and transmission based precautions 42 86 91 89
Single use policy 33 67 100 100
Urinary catheter care 80 100 100 100
Sterile wound dressing 82 91 100 100
Food hygiene 50 83 92 96
Pests and animal control in clinical areas 83 100 67 75
Average total percent score 67 87 91 93