HC-One has established an Infection Control Army as it defends its care homes against coronavirus, prevents transmission of the virus and protects Residents, Colleagues and visitors alike.
In response to tackling the coronavirus pandemic, HC-One has taken special measures to increase and enhance our infection control standards and procedures in its care homes. A key measure is the recruitment of an Infection Control Army consisting of over 800 Colleagues from across our care home network to play a pivotal role in the fight against and beat coronavirus.
Every Colleague receives infection control training as part of their induction when they join HC-One, and new modules have been added throughout the pandemic to reflect changes to government guidance.
All members of the Infection Control Army have gone on to complete further training so they are equipped with the knowledge and expertise to coach, train and mentor all Colleagues on infection control measures on an ongoing basis, and uphold the highest possible cleaning standards to keep Residents, Colleagues and visitors safe.
Emma Charlton, Director of Business Development and Brand, commented:
“Being part of the infection control army is something to be really proud of.”
Every care home has a Housekeeping Champion and a Care and Clinical Champion who are members of the Infection Control Army. Their responsibilities include ensuring all Colleagues remain confident in the infection control measures in place, including the effective use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), regular handwashing and social distancing as well as enhanced cleaning and decontamination procedures. They are also supporting Colleagues with ongoing training and competency assessments supporting the network of champions with any queries they may have.
Liz Whyte, Director of Standards and COVID-19 Lead, said:
“We would like to say a special thank you to all of our Colleagues who have put themselves forward to be part of the HC-One Infection Control Army and who are leading the way in protecting our Residents and Colleagues against the virus. Your hard work and commitment to protecting lives and fighting the virus is outstanding.”