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Wards 205 & 207 accredited for Infection Prevention

Published 06/01/2014
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Two more wards at the Royal Derby Hospital have been accredited recognition of their work to control infection.

Derby Hospitals’ Infection Control Accreditation Programme runs across the Royal Derby Hospital and the London Road Community Hospital. The programme sets standards for infection prevention and control in wards, outpatient areas and all clinical areas.

Last summer the programme was successfully completed in Ward 204 at the Royal Derby Hospital.

Now both Wards 205 and 207 have also received accreditation for Infection Prevention and Control. Director of Patient Experience and Chief Nurse, Cathy Winfield said: “Keeping our patients safe and free from infection is a major priority for us. We take infection prevention, delivering clean and safe care, very seriously.”

Visitors can also do their part to aid infection control; they can help by washing their hands with soap and water, and cleaning their hands with the disinfecting foam before entering and when leaving wards. Visitors should also remember not to visit if they feel unwell or have an illness such as a heavy cold, vomiting or diarrhoea.

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Director of Patient Experience and Chief Nurse, Cathy Winfield, with Ward 207 being presented with their certificate.

Last Modified 06/01/2014