MRSA Action UK Annual Memorial Event
Westminster Abbey, July 7th 2011
Members and friends of MRSA Action UK gathered together to remember all those who had suffered and been lost to healthcare associated infections. Guests included Julie Storr, Vice President of the Infection Prevention Society and the lead on the Cleanyourhands campaign.
Families laid tributes at the Innocent Victims stone where a service and blessing took place. As always it was a very moving occasion and an opportunity for everyone to share a special time to remember those they love.
After the ceremony a reception was held at Westminster Archive Centre where Derek Butler related events over the last year and Julie Storr spoke of her work with the Cleanyourhands campaign and how she was now keen to keep the momentum of the work that had brought about a focus and turnaround to events where infections like MRSA had reached an all time high.
We were joined by Caroline Morvan and Simon Price from Molnlycke Healthcare where we discussed plans for the Infection Prevention Society annual event, being held in Bournemouth. This will provide opportunities to network with staff in Infection Prevention and Control, bringing the patient perspective, engaging to see how we can help each other.