NNUH top rated in country for staff flu jabs
New national statistics have revealed that the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH) is the top performing acute teaching Trust in the whole country for staff flu vaccinations.
The hospital’s “Proud to be an NNUH Flu Fighter” campaign also saw the Trust ranked 4th out of all Trusts nationally, and achieving the most successful year on record for the Trust with more than 6,000 staff receiving the protective vaccination, representing over 80 per cent of staff .
Hilary Winch, Head of Workplace Health, Safety and Wellbeing, said: “It is very satisfying to see the numbers of staff who took up the offer of the vaccine and have considered their professional responsibility. The fact that we have reached such a high level nationally is an amazing added bonus to the flu fighter team”.
Jeremy Over, Director of Workforce, added: “The campaign was a great success. I give my thanks to our flu fighter team and colleagues across the hospital for rolling up their sleeves and giving us their incredible support so that we can protect our patients, our colleagues, families and community. We are proud to be a flu fighting Trust.”
The campaign, headed by the Trust’s Workplace Health, Safety and Wellbeing team ran for five months from October but the planning started in early summer. Hilary stated: “This campaign involves not only members of my own team but many other teams in the hospital – it really is a joint effort to make sure all plans come together.
“The campaign involves regular vaccination sessions across the hospital as well as the support of peer vaccinators, who concentrate on their own departmental areas of the hospital. It also involved a well-planned communications strategy and significant communications support.”
The flu jab campaign had an amazing start back in October when 1,500 members of NNUH staff were vaccinated in just four days, and the numbers rose steadily week by week until the record total was reached in January.