Uckfield nurse wins award for work to reduce infection

award winners crop
award winners crop

A nurse from Uckfield Community Hospital has won a top award from the health authority.

Dawn Berry, who works on Harlands Ward, is the link facilitator of the year. The award recognised people who have played a significant role in helping to reduce infection.

They were handed out at a study day organised by the Trust’s infection control team at Bannatyne’s Spa Hotel in Hastings under the theme ‘Leading the Way.’

The event, sponsored by firms which provide infection control products, was attended by 166 health authority staff.

Florence Mpofu, senior infection control nurse specialist, said: “The aim of the study day was to deliver training and to share best practice to ensure the trend of preventing infection continues. It was a great chance to bring together all the link facilitators and to make them aware of the good work they do for the organisation.”

The infection control links play a key role within the Trust ensuring that good infection control practice and standards are followed throughout every clinical department in the Trust. They have contributed to the hospitals achieving and exceeding objectives for the reduction of specific healthcare infections year on year.

Runners up were Sheena Shiboo from Eastbourne DGH and Pat Karalis from the Conquest Hospital Hastings. The day offered a fantastic schedule of speakers from diverse professional backgrounds.