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Derby Hospitals shortlisted in flu fighter awards

Published 24/01/2014
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Derby Hospitals shortlisted in flu fighter awards

Staff at Derby Hospitals are celebrating after being nominated for a national award for increasing the uptake in flu vaccinations for front line staff.

Over 75% of nurses, doctors and other health professionals working in the city’s two hospitals have been vaccinated this winter, a 30% increase on the previous year’s figure.

The big increase in the numbers of staff having a flu jab has resulted in Derby Hospitals being shortlisted in the top five entries for the 'Most improved flu fighter campaign' category in this year’s Flu Fighter Awards.

“We are delighted to have seen such a high level of take up of the flu vaccination this winter across our front line teams.  This means we can keep our patients, visitors and staff safe” said Karen Martin, Derby Hospitals’ Director of Workforce Management. 

“We’ve worked really hard this winter to reach the 75% target for the numbers of front line staff who’ve had a flu jab. We recognise how serious flu is, especially for some of our vulnerable patients, and we have run early morning and evening vaccination clinics to make it easy for staff to get their flu jabs” said Tracy Orlandi, Derby Hospitals’ Head of Occupational Health. 

The Flu Fighter Awards ceremony will take place in Leeds on Wednesday 19 February.


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For further information, please contact:

Joanna West
Communications and Marketing Assistant
Derby Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
joanna.west1@nhs.net
01332 785851

Last Modified 24/01/2014