Nosocomials are diseases acquired as a result of hospitalisation.


Sometimes hospitals are a source of infection themselves. Many improvements are being made, but more research and education is needed.

Nosocomials are minor and major diseases acquired as a result of hospitalisation. They often occur in highly developed countries but especially disturbing are potential threats in under-developed countries and regions.

People go to hospital to get better. Sometimes, however, infections are acquired from the hospital itself. Some examples relate to mild infections such as digestive upsets, others to serious disease involving ‘superbugs’ such as C.difficile and MRSA.

EDF intends to play a part in reducing hospital acquired disease through hygiene management research and education.