Melissa Rochon

Time:04:30PM – 04:50PM

Topic: Photo at Discharge (PaD) / SSI 


Brief presentation description:

Surgical site infection (SSI) is a significant quality indicator for patients, clinicians and policymakers. Public Health England reported a nationally significant reduction in coronary artery bypass grafts 2012-17, but in contrast readmissions for SSI increased over the same period. This presentation focuses on the Photo at Discharge, a value-based strategy to improve information to the patient and links to the community. The impact on the patient, staff and organizational perspective will be covered.



Melissa Rochon is Quality & Safety Lead for Surveillance at RBHT. Over the years, she has received a number of national awards for her work to improve patient safety and reduce surgical site infection following cardiac surgery. Her current projects include the Photo at Discharge (PaD) scheme and WoundCare1 (e-care plans and reporting for acute and community settings). She is on the NICE SSI update committee and working towards an MSc in Implementation Science, King’s College.


About the Speaker
Melissa Rochon is speaking at Knowlex's Infection Prevention and Control London 2019
  • Profession
    Quality & Safety Lead for Surveillance
  • Company
    Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust