The Infection Prevention & Control Department comprises of two infection control nurses who offer a 24/7 on call service for advice to both GHA staff and public alike. Main responsibilities are:
• Monitoring of healthcare acquired infections through audit and surveillance.
• Training and education of GHA personnel and other non-governmental agencies in infection prevention & control.
• Development of policies and protocols in Infection Prevention & Control, using evidence based practice guidelines. • Outbreak management and contact tracing, for communicable disease control such as in cases of Norovirus, Swine Flu, TB etc..
• Liase with environmental agencies in some cases of food outbreaks or contact tracing. Professional responsibility lies with both the Director of Nursing Services and the Director of Public Health.
•We also offer HIV and HEP C clinics