Worries with the (hospital) water works programme

14 May 2019

09:00 – 09:30 Registration and refreshments


09:30 – 09:35 Welcome and introduction

Dr David Harvey, Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Trust

09:35 – 10:05

Critical control points for water management in augmented care areas

Dr Michael Weinbren, Sherwood Forest NHS Foundation Trust    Biography

10:05 – 10:30 NICU – a 7yr experience of sinks and Pseudomonas 

Dr Anand Kamalanathan, Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Trust

10:30 – 10:55

Screening for Pseudomonas aeruginosa in NICU: does it help reduce infection in neonates?

Dr Elizabeth Darley, North Bristol NHS Trust Biography

10:55 – 11:15

Coffee and tea 


11:15 – 11:40

Critical care be Pseudomonas aware

Dr Mark Garvey, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust  Biography

11:40 – 12:05

Legionella  pitfalls to temperature monitoring

Dr Tim Boswell, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust  Biography

12:05 – 12:30

Practical aspects of sampling water in the hospital setting

Dr Ken Agwuh, Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust  Biography

12:30 – 13:30 Lunch and poster session  
13:30 – 13:45

Selected oral communication: Automated electrochemically activated solution treatment minimises contamination of hospital washbasin u-bends

Elaine Moloney, Microbiology Unit, Dublin Dental University Hospital

13:45 – 14:00

Selected oral communication: A non-systematic review on healthcare associated infections: risks and outbreaks associated with water systems

Garazi Ruiz-de-Azua Unzurrunzaga, Health Protection Scotland

14:00 – 14:25 

Sinks, pipes, drains and showers: the physics of microbial exposure through splashes and aerosols

Professor Catherine Noakes, School of Civil Engineering, University of Leeds  Biography

14:25 – 14:50

What’s lurking in hospital waste traps and does it matter?

Ginny Moore, Biosafety, air and water microbiology group, Public Health England  Biography

14:50 – 15:05 Coffee and tea


15:05 – 15:30

Water risk assessments – the role of the Water Safety Group

Elise Maynard, Independent consultant, water and medical devices  Biography

15:30 – 16:15

Keynote lecture
When all else fails - the ‘Waterless ICU’

Dr Joost Hopman, Radboud University Medical Centre