Infection Prevention and Control (IP&C)

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 Hospital
  • 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.


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 or phone: 027 221 1202

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

Page last updated: 15 February 2019

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