St Catherine’s Hospice was thrilled to be shortlisted to the final three for the Team of the Year Award at the Infection Prevention Society (IPS) 2016 Awards.
The hospice’s Infection Prevention and Control group (IPCG), led by St Catherine’s Ward Manager, David Charman, were shortlisted to the final three in the country for the national award. Their short listing recognised the innovation that the team has taken towards preventing infection across the hospice.
The national IPS Awards celebrate the contribution of staff working in diverse healthcare settings, who have excelled in the opinion of their peers, and who engage and motivate other healthcare staff to take responsibility for infection prevention in their organisations.
St Catherine’s IPCG submitted a summary of the work they’ve completed during the year and from this were shortlisted to a final 12 candidates. After completing a presentation and panel interview, the team were shortlisted to the final three alongside the North Yorkshire Community Infection Prevention and Control Team, and the Infection Prevention Team from Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust.
The winners were announced at an awards ceremony at Harrogate International Centre.
Penny Jones, Director of Care Services at St Catherine’s, said: “Our IPCG worked really hard to develop robust procedures to prevent infection at the hospice and we’re thrilled that the IPS recognised our efforts as one of the top three in the country.”
“At St Catherine’s, making sure we operate a safe environment for our patients’ and their visitors, and provide them with expert care is at the heart of everything we do. Our short listing is a great achievement for us, and St Catherine’s more widely, and highlights our continuing commitment to maintaining and improving the quality of care we provide to local people.”