A huge congratulations to our minor injuries unit (MIU) at Queen Mary’s Hospital for achieving gold in our ward accreditation scheme!

The unit has improved from a silver rating in March 2019.

Dr Jane Evans, Clinical Chair for our Medicine and Cardiovascular Sciences Division, said: “Achieving gold in the ward accreditation scheme is a fantastic achievement, so a big congratulations to the team. A gold accreditation means that the ward is performing extremely well and exceeding expectations.”

This inspection included an audit of the following areas:

  • Documentation
  • End of Life Care
  • Environment
  • Estates and Facilities
  • Infection Prevention and Control
  • Leadership
  • Medicines Management
  • Nutrition
  • Patient Experience
  • Safeguarding
  • Waste Management

The unit scored 100% in End of Life Care; Infection Prevention and Control; Medicines Management; Nutrition; Patient Experience; Safeguarding; and 91.4% in Leadership!

Ann Broughton, Lead Emergency Nurse Practitioner/Matron for Urgent Care Centre & Minor Injuries Unit, said: “I would like to say a huge thank you to my team. I am extremely proud of their efforts to achieve gold. We have all strived to improve our unit since the last accreditation and the hard work has paid off.

“It is now our aim to maintain our gold standard. Well done everyone once again.”