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Vicky Clewer

Vicky Clewer, Lead Infection Prevention and Control Nurse (Matron)

Nursing

Vicky is the Lead Nurse for Infection Prevention and Control and also provides managerial support to the Tissue Viability Team.

Both the Infection Prevention and Tissue Viability Teams work closely with all to ensure high quality, patient focused, clean, safe care.

Vicky is a Registered Nurse with a surgical background, starting her carer in Neurosurgery at QEHB before moving into Infection Prevention and Control. Vicky has gained valuable experience of IPC Nursing in both the acute adult and children’s health settings.

Why IPC? Vicky states … “Infection Prevention and Control is rooted in patient safety. Preventing harm from avoidable healthcare associated infection is everyone’s responsibility. It is not only vital for ensuring patients receive harm free care but also for ensuring the safety of our healthcare staff so they can continue to provide outstanding care. IPC is my passion, and is a wide ranging specialty encompassing many aspects from antimicrobial stewardship, water safety to surgical site infection surveillance and care of the healthcare environment. No two days are the same but the highlight of my day is getting to work with the wider MDT, environmental cleaners, porters to trust executives to ensure the safety of our patients and colleagues.”

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