It’s in your hands – prevent sepsis in health care

Horder Healthcare has pledged to support the World Health Organisation's (WHO) annual awareness campaign 'Clean your Hands 2018' and will promote the key messages to both staff and patients over the coming week.

We take hand hygiene extremely seriously and have already included it as part of our mandatory training for both clinical and non clinical staff at all sites. In addition we audit our hand hygiene as part of our compliance throughout the year.

WHO calls on health facilities to prevent health care-associated sepsis through hand hygiene and infection prevention and control (IPC) action. Sepsis is estimated to affect more than 30 million patients every year worldwide. At the Seventieth World Health Assembly in May 2017, Member States adopted a resolution on improving the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of sepsis.

Find out more about sepsis and how it can be prevented here

For further information read the 'Clean hands count' patient fact sheet and information poster

Page last reviewed on 05/05/2018

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The Horder Centre is an award winning centre of excellence that offers patients a unique therapeutic environment. Specifically designed for orthopaedic surgery, our facilities include a physiotherapy inpatient gym and courtyard gardens designed by clinical experts to enhance recovery. Finance options available.

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Patient Testimonials

  • Colin Quickfall

    Hip Replacement (total) | The Horder Centre

    “The Horder Centre was recommended to me by friends who had said how good it was. I found everyone so pleasant and they just had time for me. It felt like a private hospital and it’s in such a lovely position in the country. I would definitely recommend it.”

  • Michael Littlehales

    Hip Replacement (total) | The Horder Centre

    “Although I was initially surprised when I was told I needed the operation because the hip hadn’t been causing me much pain, the x-rays revealed that it was shot to pieces. I am very glad now that I had it done and can’t speak highly enough of Mr Apthorp and his team.”

  • Dr Joy Virden

    Hip Replacement (total) | The Horder Centre

    “I opted to go private because I wanted to be able to choose exactly when I could have my operation and avoid waiting lists. I was hugely impressed with The Horder Centre.

    I think what made it different is the fact that it specialises in orthopaedic surgery, and that level of specialism meant that everyone was very knowledgeable. The preparation beforehand gave me confidence, and the aftercare was excellent. I had physiotherapy three times a day.”

  • Peter Wooster

    Knee Replacement (total) | The Horder Centre

    “I was in constant pain with my knee before the operation and it meant that walking was seriously curtailed and when I cycled it was beginning to hurt. Since the operation, the more cycling I do, the better the knee gets.

    The entire care package was excellent. The Horder Centre is different because it is a specialist hospital with a world-class reputation that I found to be incredibly professional yet so friendly with really fantastic staff.”

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