Annual Members' Meeting
The AMM will provide an opportunity for Trust Members and everyone with an interest in the provision of local healthcare services to find out more about the work of the Trust. Highlights, achievements and challenges from the past year will be presented and plans for the year ahead will be outlined.
The link to join the AMM will be posted on the Trust website on this link -
uhmb.nhs.uk/members - shortly before Tuesday 16 November 2021.
To ask a question during the AMM, please email email@example.com
If you would like to find out more about becoming a Trust Member, please email Ftmembership.Office@mbht.nhs.uk
Question from AMM
With the forever urgent need for hygiene in 'Trust premises & cost to heat water why are regulators not set to ensure the proper hand washing facility is used & a comfortable temperature provided?
To comply with HTM 04 and HSG 274, all Hospitals must circulate and provide hot water, at the point of use, at a minimum of 55 deg C. This is done to ensure any bacterium within the water, particularly Legionella, is eradicated.
Following this, all baths, bidets and showers have their temperatures reduced to 41 deg C to prevent immersion scalding (38 deg C for bidets) This is done using a "Thermostatic Mixing Valve" (TMV) which mixes hot and cold water at the point of use.
In relation to sinks and wash hand basins a TMV is installed in areas occupied by the young, vulnerable adults and areas where patients may use the basin unattended. In all other areas (typically public areas) an assessment is undertaken to decide whether a "Yellow Warning Sign" is sufficient to prevent scalding or a TMV
We try to limit the number of TMVs installed for engineering reasons and also because they are costly to install, service and maintain.