Two teams from Salisbury District Hospital have won awards from the Wessex Patient Safety Collaborative (PSC) recognising the positive way they have implemented patient safety initiatives within the hospital.
The Sepsis Team received the award for the drive and energy they have shown in making improvements to the way blood poisoning (sepsis) is diagnosed and treated within hospital and creating greater awareness among staff and patients of the condition. Sepsis is a life threatening condition that arises when the body injures its own tissues and organs and can lead to shock and multiple organ failure if it is not recognised early and treated promptly.
The Transfer of Care Team won their award for the way they engaged with patients in this programme which aims to improve handovers and discharge between hospital and community based care.
Lorna Wilkinson, Director of Nursing said: “ Wessex PSC is one of a network of 15 collaboratives designed to empower local patients and staff to work together to tackle the leading causes of avoidable harm to patients and these groups participate in a year-long activity to test gradual changes being made in practice.”
“Our staff picked up two of the eight awards highlighting the outstanding work taking place here to assess and change practices that improves the care we give to our patients.”