Nutrition and Hydration Week at Horder Healthcare

Nutrition and Hydration Week 14 – 20 June 2021 This national awareness event which is celebrated around the country every year between 14-20 June, aims to help people understand the importance of nutrition and hydration in health and social care. It promotes a number of measures to enhance patient wellbeing including protected meal times to…

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Celebrating World Environment Day all year round

World Environment Day is celebrated on the 5th of June every year and is the United Nation’s principal vehicle for encouraging awareness and action for the protection of our environment. First held in 1974, it has been a flagship campaign for raising awareness on emerging environmental issues from marine pollution, human overpopulation, and global warming,…

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Our guide to effective hand washing

Keeping your hands clean has never been so important, we all know it plays a vital role in reducing the risk of picking up and spreading germs and infections including COVID-19.  But how much do you really know about effective hand washing? We have collated the most common beliefs about hand hygiene and separated fact…

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National Apprenticeship Week

National Apprenticeship Week February 8, 2021/Awareness Days National Apprenticeship Week 2021 takes place from 8 to 14 February 2021 and aims to shine a light on the amazing work being done by employers and apprentices across the country. In the video below, Michelle Gibbins, Horder Healthcare Learning and Organisational Development Lead, talks about the exciting opportunities…

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International Nurses Day 2020

We have a very special team of nurses and healthcare assistants at The Horder Centre, each one playing an essential part in helping us to achieve outstanding levels of patient care.  To celebrate International Nurses Day on 12th May 2020 we asked a handful of our clinical staff about their favourite aspects of their role.  We are proud…

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World Glaucoma Week

World Glaucoma Week aims to create greater awareness of the condition and highlight the importance of sight preservation, indicated by the campaign’s green ribbon. This week provides the opportunity to spread the word, whether it is encouraging eye examinations or discussing your family history to help prevent irreversible vision loss. To mark this awareness week, Consultant…

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World Osteoporosis Day

Did you know that osteoporosis accounts for more days in the hospital than breast cancer, heart attack, diabetes & other diseases? Worldwide, millions of people at high risk of fractures remain unaware of the underlying disease because there are no symptoms, until a bone fracture. World Osteoporosis Day, marked on October 20 each year, is…

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Infection Prevention Week

This week is International Infection Prevention Week, where organisations across the world focus on the importance of infection prevention and the role we can all play in protecting the public. This year’s theme of Vaccines are Everybody’s Business, focuses on how patients, friends, and family can protect public health through vaccinations. Your actions and immunity can…

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Glaucoma Awareness Week: what you need to know

Glaucoma is a common condition in the UK, with around 480,000 people suffering from the most common form, but because it progresses slowly, many people don’t recognise the early symptoms. With National Glaucoma Week coming up, we thought it would be a good idea to share what we know about the condition, so you can spot it…

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