Trio Nominated For Infection Prevention Award

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Trio Nominated For Infection Prevention Award

19 Jun 2024 | Category: News

Massive congratulations to three of our staff who have all been nominated for the IPC Champion of Champions Award 2024 and have been shortlisted as Finalists.

The trio, Support Workers Donna, Louise, and Deputy Manager, John (pictured below), have been nominated for their stunning work in the area of infection prevention, and a delighted Donna spoke for them all when she said: “I’m over the moon”.

The trio had won the nomination after an inspection saw them awarded an astonishing 98%, but Donna – who has been leading on cleaning for six years – said it was ingrained in their daily routine: “We just keep practicing infection control throughout the day. Just making sure that you have the correct equipment and making sure everybody in the House knows what to do, what to use or not to use, where to use it, that type of thing.”

For all three, despite their long history of fantastic work with the Trust, it is the first time they’ve been nominated for awards, as Louise explained: “I’ve never been nominated for anything really in my life. I’ve been here for 12 years now and never had an award. It’s just nice to be recognised.”

Louise was modest, though, when asked about her contribution, saying: “I am just doing my job”. Indeed, she was keen to heap praise on her colleagues adding: “I have learned such a lot from Donna.”

And “teamwork” was a phrase that John kept returning to as well. “It’s not an individual award, but one for the whole team,” he stressed.

John explained what his role overseeing the programme of Infection Prevention entailed: “The infection control regime is supported by the domestic at the House, which is Donna. I attend the forums with the Birmingham City Council. And completed the infection prevention control training and supported the staff to complete it too.

Ever the perfectionist, John was upset about losing the 2%: “It was only because of a little rust on a guard rail”, he smiled ruefully.

The final word, though goes to Louise, who wanted to stress that when they go to the awards, they are representing not just the staff but the residents too, stating: “We are a lovely family and I just love it here.”

Good luck to them all.

The awards take place on July 2nd at the Saffron Centre in Birmingham.

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