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PPS 2017

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      Alison Maguinness

      Dear all
      Hope everyone received a copy of this email regarding the 2017 PPStudy. The closing date has been extended to 8th March. See below for further details
      I have just sent a follow-up e-mail to the Hospital Group CEOs updating them with the names of the 22 public hospitals that have already registered to participate in this year’s PPS and letting them know that the deadline for remaining hospitals to register their intention has been extended to Wednesday 8th March, in view of the timing of mid-term break this week.

      While the Hospital Group CEO route of e-mail communication is not perfect and may have resulted in the invitation not being received by the CEOs or managers of some hospitals to date, as you and your teams will be the chosen ones who will collect the data in your hospital, I am making sure that you have received the invitation, which contains the registration form, so that you can follow up locally with your CEO/manager.
      As training day slots are filling up rapidly, get your hospital registered as soon as possible, so that you get your preference for a training date in April.

      Private Hospitals Association Ireland is represented on our steering group and the invitation has been disseminated through their network of Quality Managers, as all private hospitals are welcome to participate and should return the completed registration form in the attached letter of invitation to HPSC.

      If any public hospital is not intending to participate in this year’s PPS, a signed form must be returned by the CEO/Manager citing the barrier to participation. PPS participation will be an agenda item at the next HSE HCAI & AMR Taskforce meeting.

      In the absence of resources nationally for new prospective healthcare associated infection incidence surveillance programmes (e.g., SSI, ICU infection etc), the PPS is the only method by which we can capture information to make the case for funding of surveillance programmes. It also helps us to quantify the burden of hospital acquired infection and track local progress and the evolution of AMR for those hospitals that participated in 2012.

      I am strongly urging colleagues in all of our hospitals to join this year’s PPS.

      Karen Burns

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