Frontline staff join the fight against flu to keep patients safe

Frontline staff join the fight against flu to keep patients safe

Occupational Health Team
Occupational Health Team

Frontline staff at Peterborough City Hospital, Hinchingbrooke Hospital and Stamford Hospital have embraced the flu campaign this year, with 70% of them having their flu vaccine.

Each year we ask all staff to roll up their sleeves and have their flu vaccine. This is to ensure that we reduce the chances of the flu virus spreading from staff to patient and also to our families at home.

This winter we have seen an unprecedented number of patients coming into our hospitals, which has at times been incredibly challenging, particularly for front-facing staff.

Stephen Graves, Chief Executive for North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust, said: “Our Occupational Health Team have done a fantastic job working between three sites to ensure that as many staff as possible have the opportunity to get their flu vaccine and with a team of ‘Peer Vaccinators’ they have now managed to vaccinate over 70% of our frontline staff.

“We have seen patients coming into our hospitals with complications from flu. This highlights just how important it is for us all to embrace the campaign and make sure that we protect our patients and ourselves.

“I would like to thank all of our Occupational Health Team and our Peer Vaccinators for all of the work and effort that they have put into making the programme a success and I would also like to thank all of the staff who have had their flu jab, for helping us to achieve this.”

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