Doctor wins global award for research
DOMESTIC assistants at Stepping Hill Hospital have been given a clean bill of health for their work in helping to prevent infections.
The team won a special award for its part in a fall in infections such as C Difficile of about 30 per cent in the last year.
Nesta Featherstone, senior infection prevention nurse at Stockport NHS Foundation Trust, which runs Stepping Hill Hospital, said: “The domestic team work tirelessly to keep the hospital clean across 55 wards, corridors, outpatient departments, and beyond. This award is a big thank you for the hard work they do to keep our patients safe from infection every day.”
The hospital employs about 180 domestic staff, who are on site 24 hours a day.
ADOCTOR at Stepping Hill Hospital has won a prestigious global award for his research on correcting crooked teeth in patients.
Dr Badri Thiruvenkatachari, a senior registrar at the hospital, won the award for research published in the prestigious American Journal of Orthodontics.
His research looked at the best ways to strengthen and correct the alignment of patients’ teeth.
Dr Thiruvenkatachari said: “Knowing that I can make a difference to the way patients feel about themselves through correcting their crooked teeth is very important to me.
“It is therefore an honour to receive this award, knowing that we are furthering developments to help patients gain a perfect smile.”
The David L Turpin Award for Evidence Based Research is an annual award which is given to the highest rated clinical trial or review published in the American Journal of Orthodontics during the previous year.
Domestics Ann Williams, Michael Mantle and Janet Hughes line up to receive their award on behalf of the domestic team
Dr Badri Thiruvenkatachari