“Bug Control (Infection Control Advisory Service) worked with St Sergius Aged Care to develop a strategic plan and step-by-step guidance to prevent and control infections among our care recipients and staff. A range of strategies for hand hygiene promotion and improvement have been proposed, and St Sergius Aged Care is focusing part of its attention on improving hand hygiene standards and practices.
Winter in 2017 was the worst flu season on record and the strategy was very successful. We have been very impressed at the outcome of all projects offered by Bug Control, and have seen an increase of awareness of hand hygiene and a move “Towards Zero Outbreaks” program.
We are now working together to develop and implement next year’s strategic plan, it’s a focused strategy, which requires modest budget and I am very confident we can achieve a significant drop in infection rates. Thank you Bug Control Team for committing to the Challenge and thereby contributing to safer Aged Care”.ILMIRA CHERNYAKOVA Director of Care St. Sergius Aged Care