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Infection Control

HandwashThe Infection Control Unit exists to provide protection against infection for all those persons likely to be affected by the operation of all Ballarat Health Services facilities.

The Infection Control Unit operates across all sites of Ballarat Health Services providing consultancy, education and assisting with the prevention and monitoring of infections.

The unit provides education to all disciplines within the health service and aims to provide staff with the information to assist with the prevention and monitoring of infections.

Surveillance of hospital acquired infections is undertaken by the unit including the rapid identification of outbreaks and infection clusters among patients and staff.

Hand hygiene is considered to be the most important measure in preventing the spread of infection in health care establishments.

Hand hygiene compliance is monitored within clinical units of the health service by performing quarterly observational audits.

The unit liaises with all hospital departments to develop infection control policies and procedures to reduce the risk of infection.

Information is also provided to the general public on infection(s) and related issues, and a wide range of resources is available. 

Contacts

Email: janea@bhs.org.au
Telephone: (03) 5320 4788
Facsimile: (03) 5320 4487

Location

Ballarat Health Services (Base Hospital site)
Second floor, Ballarat Regional Integrated Cancer Centre (BRICC)

Hours of service

Monday to Friday 8:30am to 5pm

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