A Leeds nurse is celebrating 20 years service at the hospital she joined on it’s opening day.
Pat Oldfield was employed as an enrolled nurse when the Spire Leeds Hospital at Roundhay Hall was opened in 1989. Having become involved in earning the hospital Health Quality Service accreditation in 2001, Pat has since taken responsibility for the hospital’s Infection Prevention and Control.
Ms Oldfield says: “20 years ago there was not a central coordinator responsible for infection control, but now it is essential that we constantly monitor infection rates, both in patients and in each area of the hospital. Inevitably, I have been involved recently in maintaining awareness about hospital policies in relation to the flu pandemic.
“This may be a private hospital, but it is also an acute hospital providing major surgery. It’s a busy place to work, and it has given me plenty of variety in my career for the last 20 years.”