A huge congratulations to our Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at St George’s for achieving gold in our ward accreditation scheme!

PICU has improved from a silver rating in December 2018, to gold now. The team scored 94.1% overall. The ward will be inspected again within the next four months.

Alison Ludlam, Divisional Director of Nursing and Governance for the Children’s, Women’s, Diagnostics, Therapeutics and Community Division, said: “Achieving gold in the ward accreditation scheme means that the ward is performing extremely well and exceeding expectations. I am immensely proud of the PICU team – they are doing a fantastic job.”

This inspection included an audit of the following areas:

  • Documentation
  • Patient experience
  • Staff knowledge
  • General observations
  • Infection control
  • Estates and facilities
  • Health and safety

PICU scored 100% in end of life care, falls, nutrition and safeguarding; 93.3% in infection prevention and control; and 94.1% in patient experience.

Anita D’Souza, Matron on PICU, said: “The team and I were unaware that we were going to have an inspection, but that very morning when we found out, everyone went about their day-to-day role as usual.

“I am so proud of my team and how well we all support each other and work together. I know we will work hard to maintain our accreditation and deliver outstanding care, every time.”