Women's and Children's Hospital, Adelaide
Infection Control

Infection Control Unit

The Infection Control Unit is an integral service at the Women's and Children's Health Network. It provides information, education and resources to all departments and staff throughout the hospital and the region regarding the control and prevention of infectious diseases. This ensures that our patients and staff remain safe from infections. The Unit also provides phone information and advice to the public, other health care establishments and chhildren's services on infectious diseases affecting both children and pregnant women.

The primary role of Infection Control Unit is to:

  • prevent the acquisition and transmission of nosocomial infections between all patients and all staff
  • reduce mortality morbidity and cost
  • educate and advise staff, patients and their families of infection control principles
  • help to improve practice in regards to infection control
  • perform surveillance of nosocomial infections
  • develop, implement and assess policies, guidelines and procedures regarding infection control practices.

Resources / Publications

Hours

The Infection Control Unit is a 24 hour service.

For general and urgent enquiries contact the Unit during business hours.

For urgent enquiries out side of business hours contact the Infectious Diseases Consultant on call via the hospital switchboard.

Staff

Cheryl Rosiak

Infection Prevention and Control Coordinator

Catherine Joyce

Infection Prevention and Control Nurse (Paediatrics)

Jan Whitelaw

Infection Prevention and Control Nurse (Nurseries)

Lorraine Hurrell

Infection Prevention and Control Nurse (Women's and Babies)

Lee Matthews

Infection Prevention and Control Nurse (Paediatrics)

Christine Harrison

Infection Prevention and Control Administration Officer

Anne Holland

Infection Prevention and Control Administration Officer

Location

Infection Prevention & Control Unit
2nd Floor, Michell Building
Women's and Children's Hospital
72 King William Road
North Adelaide 
South Australia

Mailing Address

Infection Prevention and Control Unit
Level 2, Michell Building
Women's and Children's Hospital
72 King William Road
North Adelaide
South Australia 5006

Phone/Fax/Email

General enquiries

Ph (08) 8161 6388
Fax (08) 8161 6399
After hours: (08) 8161 7000

last modified: 18 May 2016