We use small files called cookies to help us improve your experience on this website and to provide services like web chat. We also use cookies to measure the effectiveness of public health campaigns and understand how people use the website.

Read our cookies policy to find out more about cookies and how we use them.

Patient Leaflets

We can all help ourselves and our families from getting infections.  There are lots of tips and information in the patient leaflets section including how to prevent infection when you are an inpatient in hospital, when you have a drip or tube inserted or if you have a urinary catheter (urine bag). 

The leaflets have also been translated into French, Irish, Polish, Spanish and Russian.

If you are one of the many people who carry a superbug or are infected by a superbug you can get more information on managing  MRSA, CPE, ESBL, VRE or other multi drug resistant organisms (MDRO). 

The patient leaflets have been clinically approved by the HSE national team, reviewed by patients and approved by the National Adult Literacy Association (NALA).  The leaflets are in a printable A4 format to make them easier to download. 

If you have any comments or feedback please contact hcai.Amrteam@hse.ie