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Page updated 30 April 2007
It is the aim of the Infection Control Team to maintain an effective programme for the prevention of hospital-acquired infection and the containment of infections brought into the hospitals by patients, staff or visitors.
The responsibility of the hospitals is to ensure that the management of an infection control programme is carried out by competent, qualified Infection Control Nurses and that provision is made for ongoing education for all health care staff.
We will achieve this by engaging the clinical and support services, the Medical and Nursing, Housekeeping, Catering, Laundry, Maintenance and Decontamination and sterile services staff, in the control of infection, and provide them with the information necessary to perform all necessary infection control functions.
The Infection Control Team for each Institution will report to the appropriate Infection Control Committee and thereby liase with senior management.
The Infection Control Team for small private clinics will comprise the senior nurse delegated to the task with reference to consultant microbiologists. The Infection Control Committee will be a forum for liaison with senior management.