Working together we can reduce infection
The Infection Prevention and Control Team is made up of the Director of Infection Prevention and Control (DIPC), Consultant Microbiologists, Infection Prevention and ControlNurses, an IV Nurse Specialist, a Surveillance Co-ordinator, Infection Prevention Assistants, Antibiotic Pharmacists and Admin Assistants.
The role of the Infection Prevention and Control Team is to ensure that the risk of infection to patients, visitors and staff is minimised through a range of prevention and control processes. The team closely monitors infection rates and undertakes audits to maintain consistently high standards across all sites.
Members of the team are actively involved in:
Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has adopted the World Health Organisation’s “Your 5 Moments for Hand Hygiene” campaign. These guidelines on hand hygiene in the health care setting define the key moments for hand hygiene. They are focussed at the point of care itself and in the immediate patient environment because this provides the maximum protection to our patients.
Infection Control is the responsibility of every member of staff and can have an impact on every patient. Our hospital acquired infection rates are used as an indicator of the quality of patient care.
You can find more information on our policies, information for patients and infection rates on this website.
For more information about infection control see the following websites:
Provided by the team during normal office hours.
All members of the team can be contacted care of the infection prevention and control office on:
Royal Hampshire County Hospital: