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Infection Control

The prevention and monitoring of infections takes a high priority whether it be in Urgent Care, Inpatient Services or Aged Care. Our key focus is to provide a safe environment for patients, staff and visitors.

What we do

  • Infection surveillance and monitoring including outbreak prevention and management
  • Hand hygiene Auditing and Education plus audits of cleaning services
  • Staff Vaccinations including annual influenza vaccinations
  • Ensure staff are working to best practice
  • Promotion of good antibiotic usage in acute and aged care.

Victorian Infection Prevention Services recommends six simple ways to help prevent infection.

  •  Wash your hands
  •  Ask questions
  •  Cover your mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing
  •  Avoid others if you are sick
  •  Get vaccinated
  •  Use antibiotics properly

Hand hygiene is the single most important way to help prevent infections. Hand Hygiene includes:

  • Applying an alcohol-based handrub to the surface of hands (including liquids, gels and foams) or
  • Washing hands with the use of water and soap or a soap solution

When performed correctly, hand hygiene results in a reduction of microorganisms on hands and


Infection Control Co-ordinator
03 5232 5100




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