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.

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Find out what it’s like to be a patient, from the people who matter the most.

Patient Testimonials

  • Josephine Mitchell

    Cosmetic Surgery | The McIndoe Centre

    “I had different surgery options after the radiotherapy but I felt this one was the best one for me. Mrs Hazari was marvellous and the staff were so caring and helpful. It was a difficult time for me because I could hardly move after the operation so needed a lot of care.

    I would thoroughly recommend The McIndoe Centre. I felt very secure there. It’s a lovely place and the food was fantastic. I only wish I could have eaten more of it!”

  • Patient stories: Jim Eldridge

    Jim Eldridge

    Knee Replacement (total) | The Horder Centre

    “My experience at The Horder Centre was excellent, from my surgeon, Mr Gibb, and the neatness of the operation, to the physiotherapy and the post-operative care. The operation has made an incredible difference to me. Before, I could not even walk 50 yards because it was so painful. Now I am walking pain-free.”

  • David Summers

    Hip Replacement (total) | The Horder Centre

    "After I broke my leg, I had one leg half an inch shorter than the other so always had to wear orthotics. Now for the first time, this isn’t the case. At the Horder I was blessed with a top surgeon, Hugh Apthorp, and the quality of nursing was excellent. There were real elements of old fashioned nursing care. The food was excellent and everything was of a much higher standard than I expected.

    Walking has always been such an important part of my life and I now feel that I can plan ahead for some of the experiences that I was beginning to fear would elude me before I had my hip replacement.”

  • Lyn Thomas

    Hip Replacement (total) | The Horder Centre

    “I limped through 2013, constant pain mitigated slightly by exercises and drugs. I began to think of myself as disabled. Not getting a parking place near my destination could reduce me to tears.

    When I finally decided to have a hip replacement, I was in The Horder Centre for two nights, then home walking on two sticks. For me it was a miracle to be able to walk again, without pain. The expertise of my surgeon Hugh Apthorp was key as he is a genius but I am extraordinarily grateful for the care and exceptional nurses at The Horder Centre which is a beautifully designed facility. Everyone was so efficient and kind.”

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