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Corporate services

Infection Control

We implement and monitor systems to prevent, manage or control healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial resistance, to reduce harm and achieve good health outcomes for patients.

About us

Our goals are to:

  •      Reduce the number of patients acquiring infections while in hospital
  •      Protect the health care worker, visitors and others
  •      Accomplish these in a cost effective and efficient manner whenever possible

These goals are achieved by:

  •      Management, commitment, leadership and accountability
  •      An effective risk management program that prevents adverse events
  •      Surveillance programs
  •      A systematic education program

Our services

We provide the following services:

  • Inpatient education and infection control management
  • Staff education
  • Post blood and body fluid exposure management and education
  • Comprehensive hand hygiene program for staff, patients and visitors
  • Infection control surveillance activities
  • Outbreak management

Contact us

Infection Control

Phone: 03 9496 6676

Open hours: Monday to Friday, 8.00am to 5.00pm


Infectious Diseases Department
Level 7 Harold Stokes Building
Austin Health
145 Studley Rd
Heidelberg VIC

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