Doncaster and Bassetlaw NHS Trust leads way for country by vaccinating more than 75 percent of staff

Assessment Treatment Centre team at Bassetlaw Hospital some of the 75 percengt vaccinated against flu

Assessment Treatment Centre team at Bassetlaw Hospital some of the 75 percengt vaccinated against flu

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Three quarters of frontline NHS staff at Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals are leading the way in vaccination of the workforce.

The Trust has vaccinated more than 75 percent of its frontline healthcare workers against the flu virus.

Between September 19 and October 27, the Trust managed to vaccinate 3,525 of its frontline staff involved in direct patient care.

The Trust said it demonstrated its continued commitment to reducing infections and protecting its staff and patients from flu. Influenza is a highly infectious virus and vaccinating staff against the illness is vitally important in keeping flu levels down in the hospital, which helps to protect vulnerable patients.

The success of this year’s flu campaign is largely attributed to the Trust’s dedicated army of ‘flu busters’, peer vaccinators and its Occupational Health and Wellbeing team. The team has worked extremely hard giving flu vaccines to the Trust’s doctors, nurses and other healthcare workers on the wards and in patient areas, including carrying out special sessions for weekend workers and night staff.

Director of nursing, midwifery and quality, at the Trust, Richard Parker, said: “This is an outstanding achievement and once again shows our determination to keep our patients safe and our staff healthy. We have a fantastic flu busting team who have been working incredibly hard to vaccinate more than 3,000 frontline staff. This amazing team effort will help us reduce the impact of the flu virus.”