Western Sydney Local Health District

Infection Control

Infection Prevention and Control strategies protect patients, staff, visitors and indirectly, the broader community, from health care associated infections and communicable diseases. 

Western Sydney Local Health District is committed to ensuring the health and safety of all stakeholders in healthcare settings and providing a safe and healthy working environment for all staff. This commitment includes adopting an infection control policy position that minimises the risk of healthcare consumers and providers acquiring a healthcare associated or occupational infection.

If infection risks are identified for both patients and healthcare workers, and depending on the nature of specific risks, our infection control service aims to:

  • eliminate the risk factors
  • modify or changing procedures, protocols and work practices
  • monitor healthcare workers and patient compliance with infection control procedures
  • provide information/education and training to patients and healthcare workers

Fact Sheets

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