Are you worried about infections?

Anyone who is concerned about healthcare associated infections can come along to the September meeting of the Patient and Public Involvement Forum associated with the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital NHS Trust at 2pm on Thursday, September 23

The meeting will include

  • a talk from Modern Matrons about their role on the wards
  • a presentation on Infection Control at the Trust from a Senior Nurse Specialist in Infection Control
  • there will be opportunity after these presentations to discuss the issue of healthcare associated infections.

The meeting in public takes place at the University Hospital, Colney Lane, in the Boardroom, Level 4 West, and is due to last two hours.

The PPI Forums are independent, non-NHS bodies who are made up of volunteers from local communties. There is one PPI Forum associated with every Acute, Primary Care, Ambulance and Mental Health Trust.

Forum members come from a broad variety of backgrounds and have a range of experiences and skills. They hope to help patients and members of the public influence the way that local healthcare is organised and delivered.

The role of PPI Forums is to:

  • Find out what communities think about their local healthcare services and present these views to the NHS Trust they work with. All Trusts are legally obliged to listen to the PPI Forum and respond
  • Independently monitor and report on the quality of local health services.
  • Look at the wider health implications of issues in the local community. For example, those connected with social care, transport or housing

For more information contact the Patient and Public Involvement Forum Office on 01603 774319/322.

Monday 13th of September 2004 10:00:02 AM