A North Shields care home has been praised by the Northumbria NHS Trust for ‘spreading the word’ about infection control.

Prince Court care home, which is based on Hedley Road, received an award for its efforts during National Infection Control Week.

Edwina Cook, the home’s Housekeeper, helped raise awareness about the initiative by creating a display on infection control, as well as educating residents and guests.

National Infection Control Week is an annual initiative, which aims to raise awareness on how to prevent the spread of healthcare associated infections such as MRSA and clostridium difficile.

Julie Gregory, home manager of Princes Court, said: “Edwina did a fantastic job in creating an engaging display for all to see and took the time to educate others about the initiative, as well as offers tips on prevention and how to limit the spread of infections. The award was fully deserved and I would like to thank the Northumbria NHS Trust for their support and guidance.

“National Infection Control Week is an excellent initiative and one which we will be supporting again next year.”

Princes Court is operated by care home provider Akari Care and offers residential and specialist care for up to 75 elderly residents.