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

  • 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.”

  • 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.”

  • Kerry Scrivener

    Cosmetic Surgery | The McIndoe Centre

    “I liked Mr Teo because he was very informative, supportive and clear in the treatment he felt I would benefit from. I would definitely recommend him and The McIndoe Centre.

    I found all the staff excellent. from the warm and welcoming reception staff, to all the nurses who communicated clearly between themselves so I didn’t have to go over information again and again."

  • Peter Fermer

    Ophthalmology | The McIndoe Centre

    “All I can say is why did I wait so long! The McIndoe Centre was fantastic! The staff and nurses were excellent, as was the food and my room. From the moment I arrived I was looked after by a team of friendly efficient staff and I always knew what was going on and why.

    Six weeks after the operation, the vision in my eye is already better than it was before the operation and should hopefully improve significantly over the next few months.”

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