Hospitals & Services
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or work cell phone: 0272211202
Out of hours advice is provided by the Microbiologist on-call via the Christchurch Hospital switchboard