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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Patient Testimonials

  • Dr Lee

    Knee Replacement (total) | The Horder Centre

    “My experience was absolutely marvellous but the two things that made the most impression were the care and cheerfulness of everybody, even the person who dropped off the newspaper was cheerful, and when people are like that, you can’t help but be the same.”

  • 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.”

  • Keith Pope

    Hip Replacement (total) | The Horder Centre

    “I felt I needed the operation sooner rather than later and decided to use my private health insurance. One of my friends had a hip operation at The Horder Centre and I could see good reports about it. I got a referral from my GP at the end of October and had my operation three weeks later.”

  • Antony Michell

    Modified Pilates

    “A definite improvement resulted and in March this year I joined the special knee and hip Pilates class at the Tunbridge Wells clinic which I still attend weekly. From being almost unable to get upstairs 18 months ago, I am back playing tennis and some squash. Horder Healthcare Tunbridge Wells clinic is ideal for me with most kindly staff and excellent, efficient instructors.”

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