Infection Prevention and Control

​The Infection Prevention and Control Service is a patient focused service and a key resource providing expert guidance and support to prevent the occurrence and spread of infection.

The Infection Prevention & Control (IP&C) Operational Group consists of Clinical Nurse Specialists Infection Prevention & Control and the Clinical Director of Infection Prevention and Control. The following CDHB Divisions and services are represented:

  • Ashburton and Rural Health Services

  • Burwood

  • Medical and Surgical

  • Older Person's Health Specialist Services

  • Specialist Mental Health Service

  • Woman’s and Child Health

  • Community advice and liaison

The IP&C Operational Group (IP&C Group) has the prime responsibility for managing, coordinating and documenting infection prevention and control activities across the divisions, liaising with the laboratory and implementing/auditing the policies approved by the IP&C CDHB Hospitals Committee. Each CNS IP&C is responsible for the day to day work in their respective health care facilities, report to their divisional clinical areas and provide a shared service across the CDHB. 

Contact i​​​nformation

Refer to the Clinical Nurse Specialist Infection Prevention & Control contact details for each hospital site in the Clinical Nurse Specialist section of this website.

The Director of Infection Prevention & Control is Dr Mona Schousboe who may be contacted by email  mona.schousboe@cdhb.health.nz or work cell phone: 0272211202

Out of hours advice is provided by the Microbiologist on-call via the Christchurch Hospital switchboard

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Page last reviewed: 18 April 2016
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