Women's and Children's Hospital, Adelaide
nfection Prevention and Control Unit

Infection Prevention and Control Unit

The Infection Prevention and Control Unit is an integral service at the Women's and Children's Health Network.  It provides information, education and resources regarding the control and prevention of infections to all departments and staff throughout the hospital and the region.  The Unit also provides phone information and advice to the public, other health care establishments and children's services regarding infection prevention and control issues affecting both children and pregnant women.

The primary role of Infection Prevention and Control Unit is to:

  • prevent the spread of infection to our patients, clients and other users of our services.
  • educate and advise staff, patients and their families of infection control principles.
  • help to improve practice in regards to infection prevention and control.
  • monitor infection rates in the hospital and with our vulnerable patients in the community.
  • the infection prevention and control nurses develop, implement and assess policies, procedures and guidelines regarding infection prevention and control.
  • contribute to state and national committees to deliver best practices across the WCHN.
  • provide information to the wider community on vaccine preventable diseases.


For general enquiries contact the Unit during business hours.

For urgent enquiries contact your GP or after hours also call the hospital switchboard (8161 7000)


Cheryl Rosiak

Infection Prevention and Control Coordinator

Catherine Joyce

Infection Prevention and Control Nurse

Lee Matthews

Infection Prevention and Control Nurse

Leah Stott Infection Prevention and Control Nurse

Christine Harrison

Infection Prevention and Control Administration Officer

Anne Holland

Infection Prevention and Control Administration Officer


Located at the Women's and Children's Hospital and available on:

  •  Phone (08) 8161 6388
  •  Fax     (08) 8161 6399


Information on the prevention and control of notifiable and other infectious diseases in children and adults can be viewed at Link iconSA Health's website.

Women's and Children's Hospital Fact Sheets and Information Leaflets are available on request.


  • As our hospital is full of sick and vulnerable patients it is really important that everyone helps to prevent the spread of germs. The best way to do this is by washing your hands regularly and using the hand sanitizer gel provided throughout the hospital. Please ensure that you wash your hands thoroughly before and after preparing or eating food, and attending to personal or patient hygiene.
  • If you are unwell please consider carefully if you can postpone your visit until you are feeling better. It has been known for patients to be come sicker following visits from people who have a cold or gastro.

Hand Hygiene

For up to date national information on Hand Hygiene:

Link iconHand Hygiene Australia

For our most up to date Hand Hygiene compliance and comparison with Australian hospitals:

Link iconMy hospitals

Commonly missed areas when hand washing or using alcohol-based hand rub:

PDF iconHand Hygiene - commonly missed areas (241kb)

last modified: 09 Apr 2018