De Cham Ward at Conquest Hospital and Hailsham 2 Ward at Eastbourne DGH are the latest winners of the Infection Prevention and Control Team’s ‘Clean Care Award’.
Sammi Foy, Infection 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 for each side of our patch. A plaque was presented by our Chief Executive, Dr Adrian Bull to each team along with a certificate.”
“This quarter’s winners have achieved all of the criteria. The 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 De Cham Ward and Hailsham 2 Ward for their commitment to providing excellent care.”
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.