HHFT is backing the COVID ZERO campaign, calling on staff and members of the community to do everything they can to reduce the transmission of Coronavirus in our communities.
COVID ZERO is the ambition to have zero transmission of COVID in our hospitals and in the community, which will also enable us to make sure we can continue to run as many of our services as possible and provide the best possible care to our patients.
We saw in the first wave the positive impact following national guidelines had in keeping prevalence low, and it is really important we continue to behave in this way for our own safety, as well as protecting our friends, family and patients.
In our hospitals, this means focusing on infection prevention practices in our hospitals and making sure we are following these rigorously.
Outside of our hospitals, we are asking members of the public to adhere to government guidance and keep the transmission low, so that there is less COVID in our community. You can show your support your local hospitals by doing everything you can to stop the spread of Coronavirus, and display a COVID ZERO poster which you can download here.
You will see reminders of the COVID ZERO campaign across our hospitals, please do all that you can to support this and keep yourself and those around you safe, and encourage others to do the same. Over the next few weeks we will also be introducing COVID ZERO ambassadors, who will be sharing tips on best practice on how to reduce the transmission of Coronavirus and having conversations with staff and members of the public across our hospitals.