The overarching role of the infection control department is to provide the safest possible environment for staff, patients and customers of the health service in relation to infections and related diseases.
To accomplish this, the infection control team is involved in almost all areas of the health service where they educate, monitor for cleanliness and infections, set policy direction, measure practice against standards and generally ensure that staff and patients alike are aware of infection prevention methods.
An immunisation program is part of the service offered to all staff and volunteers of the health service aiming to provide the highest level of protection against vaccine preventable diseases.
The service also provides a regional consultancy for the health care facilities across the Southern Grampians and Glenelg shires.
A range of Infection Control resources are available on the Barwon South Western Health Collaborative website under Infection Prevention.
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