Search

Hospital staff pressure sore campaign success

15:21 11 August 2014

12 wards at King George and Queens Hospitals have recorded no pressure ulcers for 100 days.

12 wards at King George and Queens Hospitals have recorded no pressure ulcers for 100 days.

BHRUT

As a result of a campaign to reduce the number of patients developing pressure ulcers while staying at Queen’s and King George Hospitals 12 wards have celebrated 100 days with no new cases.

The Pressure Ulcers Should by History campaign began in April and saw the number of sores reported fall by 36 per cent in three months, compared to the previous year.

Bev Wilson, nurse consultant in the tissue viability team, said: “We have seen very encouraging results since we started our campaign, however, we know there is more work to be done. We have been working incredibly hard with ward staff to ensure that we drive down the occurrence of these distressing wounds.”

Pressure ulcers are wounds caused by placing sustained pressure on a particular part of the body.

Staff at the two Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals will now aim to have no patients develop sores on their wards for 200 and 365 days.

Latest Romford News Stories

Yesterday, 14:30
The fire brigade were called after a car caught fire in Chase Cross Road, Collier Row Picture credit: Derek Higgs

A passer-by has captured the moment a car erupted into flames this afternoon.

Yesterday, 13:35
Havering College of Further and Higher Education Quarles campus in Harold Hill

A college campus could be sold to the council and redeveloped into homes or new education facilities.

Yesterday, 13:20
Anyone with information about missing Tara Webb should contact police via 101 or by tweeting @MetCC

Police are appealing for the public’s help in tracing a missing woman described as vulnerable.

Yesterday, 10:30
Romford Samaritans June, Dennis and Margaret outside Romford station where they have been giving advice to people on Blue Monday

It wasn’t all doom and gloom on the day dubbed the most depressing of the year as three well-wishers gathered outside a station to cheer up commuters.

Yesterday, 09:30
A man lays a wreath during a Holocaust Memorial Day commemoration event at the Imperial War Museum in London.

“We need to respect everybody in our community and eliminate hate,” warned the leader of Havering Council.

Yesterday, 09:00
The Romford Shopping Hall grotto raised £1,887 for the Harold Hill First Scout group. L to R Joanna Paveley, Jenny Lamb, Santa, Michelle Fitzgibbons and Barbara Hall

Santa’s visit to a busy shopping centre in the borough has helped to raise nearly £2,000 for a scout group.

Yesterday, 07:00
Essex Military and Flying Machines Show in Upminster.

A long-standing air show which draws in thousands of people each summer will not be staged in the borough for the first time in 10 years.

Mon, 16:30
A dream came true for six-year-old Ishmael Belony. Picture: Griffiths Photographers.

A brave boy who spent nearly the first year of his life in hospital got the chance to walk out with some of his football idols.

Newsletter Sign Up

Most read news

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

News from your area

WW100

Click on the banner above for full coverage of the centenary commemorations of the outbreak of the First World War.

Competitions

Are you in need of a new kitchen? Try our competition and you could win a brand new one!

Having a brand new kitchen is something that lots of people want but can only dream of. Sadly keeping up to date and making our living spaces as nice as they can be is a costly and incredibly stressful business. Even a fresh coat of paint makes all the difference but isn’t easy or quick.

MyOffers H&M Competition

Who wouldn’t love the chance to go on a shopping spree. Imagine being able to walk into a shop and choose whatever your heart desires without having to worry about how much it costs.

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Romford Recorder
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now