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Winners of the Oxoid Infection Control Team of the Year Awards receive their prizes

Oxoid : 05 August, 2008  (Company News)
Oxoid has presented the winners of the 2007/2008 Oxoid Infection Control Team of the Year Awards with their prizes at a celebratory dinner, held in honour of the winners, at Walton Hall Hotel, Wellesbourne, Warwickshire, UK.
As first prize winners, Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust, UK received a cheque for 5,000 and the Oxoid Infection control Team of the Year Award 2007/2008 from Judy Potter, chair of the Infection Prevention Society and director of Infection Prevention and Control, Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust.

East Kent Hospitals NHS Trust, UK was awarded the second prize of 1,000 and a framed certificate by Dr Tim Boswell, NHS lead consultant in Microbiology, Queen’s Medical Centre, lead clinician, Infection Control, Nottingham City Hospital, and representative of the Hospital Infection Society.

Dr Nizam Damani, consultant microbiologist and Infection control lead, Craigavon Area Hospital, and representative of the International Federation of Infection Control, presented Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust with a framed certificate and a cheque for 500 in recognition of their third-place win.

“We are delighted to publicly recognise the important work in infection prevention and control undertaken by our three winning teams,” commented Ali Ball, vice president, marketing and new product development, Oxoid. “The fight against healthcare-associated infections can only be won through the dedication of Infection control teams consisting of microbiologists, Infection control doctors and nurses, and laboratory staff. We are proud to recognise their achievements and to support them in their daily work through our range of products for the detection and diagnosis of infections such as Clostridium difficile and MRSA.”
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