COVID ZERO

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust

In order to directly tackle the problem of hospital acquired COVID infection, University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS), one of the UK’s largest trusts and teaching hospitals, launched and has since sustained, our COVID ZERO campaign. This in-house created campaign had the ambition of protecting lives, workforce capacity and our ability to provide vital healthcare services. As a result of our COVID ZERO campaign we have had amongst the lowest levels of hospital transmission in the UK. This is remarkable given that we have been working within a community facing one of the highest rates of community infection.