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Infection Control Policy space
Document Number PD2007_036 Publication date 23-May-2007
Functional Sub group Clinical/ Patient Services - Infectious diseases Population Health - Infection Control Personnel/Workforce - Occupational Health & Safety
Summary *Please note- Section 5 of this Policy has been superceded by PD2012_061: Environmental Cleaning Policy.
NSW Health is committed to ensuring the health and safety of all patients and visitors in health care settings. This document outlines the broad principles of infection control and is intended as a framework within which Area Health Services and health care facilities can develop comprehensive operational infection control policies and procedures appropriate to their own organisation.
The redesigned PDF was uploaded on 3/9/2007 - the policy content has not changed.
Section 2.1.1 Hand Hygiene was replaced by a stand alone policy PD2010_058 on 13/9/2010 as advised in information bulletin IB2010_049
Replaces Doc. No. Infection Control Policy [PD2005_247] Tuberculosis - Infection Control [PD2005_596] Colour Coding of Cleaning Equipment [PD2005_097]
Author Branch Clinical Excellence Commission Branch contact Clinical Excellence Commission 02 9269 5500
Applies to Area Health Services/Chief Executive Governed Statutory Health Corporation, Board Governed Statutory Health Corporations, Affiliated Health Organisations, Affiliated Health Organisations - Declared, Public Health System Support Division, Community Health Centres, Dental Schools and Clinics, NSW Ambulance Service, Ministry of Health, Private Hospitals and Day Procedure Centres, Public Health Units, Public Hospitals
Audience All staff Distributed to Public Health System, Community Health Centres, Dental Schools and
Clinics, Divisions of General Practice, Environmental Health Officers of Local Councils, Government Medical Officers, Health Associations Unions, Health Professional Associations and Related Organisations, NSW Ambulance Service, Ministry of Health, Public Health Units, Public
Director-General space This Policy Directive may be varied, withdrawn or replaced at any time. Compliance with this directive is mandatory for NSW Health and is a condition of subsidy for public health organisations.
Infection control policy
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