Easing pressure on hospital wards

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Nurses are celebrating a successful year of preventing pressure ulcers.

Staff on five wards at Peterborough City Hospital, which serves the Mercury area, have each made it over 365 days without a patient acquiring a new, avoidable pressure ulcer.

The “Stop the Pressure” campaign was piloted in August 2012 and has since been rolled out to all other wards at both Peterborough City Hospital and Stamford Hospital.

The trust’s respiratory ward in Peterborough is now over 550 days “pressure-free”.

Patient safety manager Gill Clark said: “This is a great success for the wards and most importantly, our patients.

“We can now celebrate reaching this milestone whilst continuing to ensure our patients are consistently receiving high standards of care around the trust.”