The Infection Prevention and Control Department is led by the Director of Infection Prevention and Control who is also the Medical Director.
The Infection Prevention and Control Team produce policies and protocols aimed at preventing the spread of infection within the acute hospital setting.
The team is involved in reviewing positive microbiology reports for all hospital inpatients and providing specialist advice on these reports. They work in close liaison with the Patient Access and Discharge Liaison Team and Matrons to manage any outbreak of infection e.g. viral gastroenteritis. Teaching and training all disciplines of staff on the practice and principles of infection prevention and control is a major part of the role. Audit and advising on new buildings and the purchase of equipment and medical devices.
The remit of the Infection Prevention and Control Department encompasses delivery of patient care from the hospital gates to the involvement of waste from the hospital.
Hand hygiene remains the most important procedure to prevent the spread of infection within the hospital setting. City Hospitals Sunderland promote good hand hygiene technique and are part of the National Patient Safety Agency Cleanyourhands Campaign.
The Health Protection Agency has produced a number of helpful patient information leaflets. Please click here to visit the site.
Key Team Members
Mr Les Ian Martin, Director of Infection Prevention Control
Dr Chris Settle, Infection Prevention and Control Doctor
Dr Roland Koerner, Deputy Infection Prevention and Control Doctor
Sharon Gordon, Lead Matron Infection Prevention and Control
Infection Prevention and Control Department
Sunderland Royal Hospital
Tel: 0191 5699011
When you have arrived on site, go to point 1 on the colour map. The Main Reception will direct you to the Infection Prevention and Control Department.