County Durham and Darlington has an extensive Antimicrobial Stewardship Program (ASP) with close working relationships between Pharmacists, Microbiologists, the Infection Control Team, Consultants and Senior Managers/Executives. The Antimicrobial Pharmacy team has supported the implemention and development of the ASP since 2008 and during this time the team and their roles have expanded significantly.
The Trust has a significant track record in reducing hospital acquired infections since the introduction of the ASP and the Pharmacy staff have played a key role in this.
'Every aspect of my emergency care was dealt with quickly,
efficiently and professionally with full explanations and
compassion from all staff involved'.
Patient, Emergency Department, Darlington Memorial Hospital