‘Children say it how they see it’

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Children from across the district have competed to come up with an eye-catching poster to go on display at the area’s hospitals.

Mid Yorkshire Hospitals Trust and charity MRSA Action UK held the competition for children to design an infection control and hand hygiene poster.

The winning poster, designed by Milena Chambers, nine, will now go on display at Pontefract, Pinderfields and Dewsbury hospitals.

Chris Cruise, head of infection prevention and control at the trust, said: “We need users of our services to help contribute to our fight against infection.

“We want our patients and visitors to challenge us by asking ‘have you cleaned your hands’ when they’re accessing our services.

“It’s very important to get children involved, they see the world from a simplistic perspective and they have no preconceived ideas, they say it how they see it.

“Or draw it as they see it, as we found in the poster competition.”