Gardner Ward at Conquest Hospital and Pevensey Day Unit at Eastbourne DGH are the latest winners of the Infection Prevention and Control Team’s ‘Clean Care Award’.
The Infection Prevention and Control Team make this award quarterly and it is awarded to the ward, unit or department who has achieved a set criterion of:
- No preventable/avoidable infections
- 10 hand hygiene observations submitted each month
- Compliance with average monthly National Specifications for Cleanliness (NSC) audit scores
- Consistent attendance at the monthly Infection Control Link Facilitators meetings.
Sammi Foy, Infection Prevention and Control Nurse said: “The quarterly “Clean Care Award” is awarded to Clinical areas where outstanding infection prevention and control practice is evident. There are two awards, one for the East patch and one for the West patch. A plaque is presented to the team along with a certificate.
“The quarter four winners who have achieved all of the criteria for East Patch is Gardner and their award was presented by our Director of Nursing, Alice Webster. The West Patch winners were the Pevensey Day Unit and their award was presented by our Chief Executive, Dr Adrian Bull. This award is a total team effort, and relies on all team members working together for the common goal of providing clean care and preventing avoidable infections.
“Congratulations to both Gardner and Pevensey Day Unit for their commitment to providing excellent care.”