Doc­tor wins global award for re­search

Stockport Times West - - FRONT PAGE -

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

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