Nurses scoop national award

Doncaster Royal Infirmary
Doncaster Royal Infirmary
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Hard-working nurses from the borough have won a national award for a scheme that has halved the risk of patients on ventilators developing pneumonia.

Critical care nurses from Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals were rewarded with the Kimberly-Clark HAI Watchdog Award for preventing infections in intensive care, along with a prize of £1,000.

The team won after carrying out a study to see whether improving oral hygiene would reduce the number of patients developing ventilator-associated pneumonia.