Refurbishment works in a hospital during normal operation

Birgit Ross, Dorothea Hansen, Tim Lieske, Joschka Krude, Fuat Saner, Günter Marggraf, Andreas Paul, Heinz G. Jakob & Walter Popp
Background: Construction and renovation work in hospitals pose risks of fungal airborne infections for immunosuppressed patients. If possible, reconstruction work will be postponed to periods without patient treatment. However, in many situations urgent damage demands immediate refurbishment works before the transferring of patients to other wards or closure of wards is possible. Reported here are infection control related measures and implemented procedures after two incidents of water damage which occurred on a surgical ward and...