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Infection Prevention and Control

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Sussex Community NHS Trust is highly committed to reducing HealthCare-Associated Infections (HCAI).In 2006 the DH Health Act [revised 2008] issued a code of practice for NHS bodies to have appropriate systems in place to keep patients, staff and visitors safe from HCAI, so far as is reasonably practicable.

The aim of the Infection Control Team is to support Healthcare providers to comply with this code.

  • Policy formulation and implementation
  • Education of all staff clinical and non clinical
  • Audit / surveillance Advice / liaison
  • Outbreak management
  • Decontamination of equipment
  • We also run a Link Champion programme
  • New builds advice

We cover the entire organisation including Community Hospitals.

  • Service Location:
    • Brighton
    • Hove
    • West Sussex
  • How To Access:
    The service is essentially an advisory and training service for staff.
  • Contact Details:

    Consuelo Whiting, Infection Control Support Officer
    Haywards Heath Health Centre
    Heath Road
    Haywards Heath
    RH16 3BB
    Tel: 01444 475700 ext. 6425

  • Opening Hours:
    Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm (Out of hours is provided by the local acute hospital microbiologist).
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