Infection control event for public

RESIDENTS can find out more about preventing and controlling healthcare acquired infections by attending an event at King’s Mill Hospital.

Sherwood Forest Hospitals, which runs King’s Mill Hospital, recently celebrated after achieving two years without a single case of hospital-acquired MRSA bacteraemia (blood stream) infection in their hospitals – making them one of the top performing Trusts in the East Midlands.

Now locals can see first-hand how this was achieved with a special public event on infection prevention and control.

The event takes place at King’s Mill Hospital’s Conference Centre on Tuesday 15th May from 2- 4pm.

The event will be hosted by Suzanne Morris, Nurse Consultant in Infection Prevention and Control. Infection prevention and control specialists will speak about the types of infections observed in the past year, what the hospital is doing to control and prevent them and developments in cleaning. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions at the end of the talk.

Suzanne Morris said “Infection control is our top priority. This will be an excellent opportunity for the community to learn more about how we prevent infections like MRSA in a hospital-setting.

“We hope to see as many people as possible at the event - it is an excellent opportunity for the public to get involved in our work.”

To book a place please contact the membership office on 01623 622515 extension 3575 or email membership.sherwoodforest@sfh-tr.nhs.uk. Tea/coffee will be provided from 1.30pm onwards.