The orthopaedic ward at the University Hospital of North Tees have been recognised for work around reducing infection rates linked to the use of catheters.
The improvements led to a reduction in catheter linked urinary tract infections.
Ward 32’s work has been highlighted by NHS Improvement.
Liz Dobson-Bell, infection prevention and control nurse, who helped the team with the project, said: “Thank you to all the staff in the team for their passion towards this project.
“We have made a real difference to patient care – something which has been recognised nationally by NHS Improvement.”