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

  • Paul Bonett

    Hip Replacement (total) | The Horder Centre

    “I have already recommended The Horder Centre to friends. I had a super experience there. The personal attention and very nice accommodation made it very different.

    My fitness was pretty compromised before the operations but I took the rehabilitation very seriously and since then have been able to return to my aikido training and teaching with renewed vigour, plus daily cycling and some running, though keeping to under five miles. It all shows the efficacy of great surgery and focused rehab.”

  • 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!”

  • 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.”

  • Michael Welcome

    Knee Replacement (total) | The Horder Centre

    I couldn’t fault The Horder Centre. The care was excellent. When I had an operation in an NHS hospital 15 years ago, I was in a ward with around eight other people and didn’t sleep but I had my own room at The Horder. I was made to feel at home and everyone made me feel at ease."

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