OMESTIC 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.