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Flu vaccination programme starts for frontline health staff 

Director of Nursing Lorna Wilkinson giving Chief Executive, Peter Hill the flu jab 
Director of Nursing Lorna Wilkinson marks the start of the Salisbury District Hospital staff flu vaccination programme by giving Chief Executive, Peter Hill the flu jab
 

Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust has started to vaccinate frontline staff at Salisbury District Hospital as part of its programme to protect patients and staff from the virus.

Comprehensive staff vaccination can help reduce the risk of flu spreading across patient areas and affecting vulnerable patient groups. It can also impact on staff sickness within the Trust and on colleagues and be taken back to the family at home.

Peter Hill, Chief Executive at Salisbury District Hospital said: ” Staff flu vaccination forms a key part of our overall plans to protect staff and patients in hospital. Last year we had a higher than average uptake of flu vaccine which had a positive impact on our management of the hospital and the potential spread of infection.”

“While it’s essential that all frontline staff are vaccinated, the vaccine is available to all staff groups and this year we want to maximise the take up of the vaccine by all staff groups.”

For further information please contact:
Patrick Butler,
Communications Manager,
Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust.
Tel: 01722 425170
 
 
Page Last Updated: 14/10/2014 12:08 
Printed from Salisbury NHS Foundation Website http://www.salisbury.nhs.uk