Bedford Hospital has a new recruit in the war on infection: Jane the holographic nurse.
One of Jane's main roles is to highlight the importance of robust infection control across the hospital: she reminds visitors to wash their hands as they enter the building.
Bedford is the first hospital outside London to install what it describes as 'the virtual nurse projection unit'.
It's hoping Jane can reduce the rate of infectious diseases including norovirus (winter vomiting) entering the hospital.
The virtual nurse is modelled on Bedford Hospital Matron Jane Daniel.
The hospital has also provided hand gel and hand washing sinks at the entrance to each ward; introduced hand wash announcements in every lift; and placed posters and information stations throughout the hospital.