Information for Patients


Preventive measures against infections

The hospital does its best to follow countermeasures against infection, as is required of this kind of facility (including custodial maintenance, management of medical and other equipment, and standard preventive measures, as well as preventive measures specified for each infection pathway). But the pathogenic microorganisms that cause infectious diseases are invisible, and it is thus difficult to identify infection pathways and totally prevent the spread of infection.
To protect patients from invisible pathogenic microorganisms, we ask patients and visitors to follow the preventive measures described below.

Keeping hands clean

Quick-drying alcohol hand sanitizer

Effective when your hands are not visibly dirty.

Soap and running water

Effective when your hands are visibly dirty.

Face mask wearing

Always wear a face mask
  • Always wear a face mask while inside the hospital.
  • Be sure to wear an unwoven mask (masks made of cloth or urethane should be avoided).
  • Unwoven masks are available at hospital stores and a vending machine in the elevator corridor on the first floor of the South Wing.
  • When you are about to sneeze without wearing a mask, cover your mouth and nose with a tissue.
  • Tissues with nasal mucus or phlegm must be disposed of inside a trash box (bag), and you must then wash your hands.

When a staffer visits you

It is all right to remove your mask when you are staying a single-bed room or the enclosed space around your bed separated by a curtain in a multiple-bed room if you staying there alone. But wear one when a hospital staff member visits you, or when you are sharing the space with someone else.

During rehabilitation and laboratory test

Wear a mask when you undergo rehabilitation or a laboratory test. But if you feel stuffy, do not hesitate to notify the rehabilitation staff.

At reception, day lounge and store

Be sure to wear a mask when you leave your bed to go to the ward staff station, the day lounge or the store.

Measures aimed at preventing the spread of infection

When a nosocomial infection (including suspected cases) is reported or strengthened countermeasures against infection are required

When a staffer is injured by a needle or other equipment that has been used in treating a patient