First winners of ESHT’s ‘Clean Care Award’

February 2, 2017

The Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU) at Conquest Hospital and Litlington Ward at Eastbourne DGH are the first winners of the Infection Prevention and Control Team’s newly introduced ‘Clean Care Award’.

The Infection Prevention and Control Team will 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: “This is a quarterly award and the winners who have achieved all of the criteria, are presented with a plaque and certificate. The Clean Care Award demonstrates a total team effort, and relies on all team members working together for the common goal of providing clean care and preventing avoidable infections.

“The team at SCBU were presented with their award by Director of Nursing, Alice Webster and the team at Litlington Ward were presented with their award by Chief Executive, Dr Adrian Bull. Congratulations to both SCBU and Litlington Ward for their commitment to providing excellent care.”

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