The Avenue Hospital

Infection Control Prevention Strategies

At The Avenue Hospital we work with our community, including staff, patients and visitors, to protect all from transmission of infectious agents. We achieve this through staff and patient education, promotion of hand hygiene to all, stringent surveillance, staff immunisation and implementation of evidence based infection control interventions. Infection rates are benchmarked against other private and public hospitals using The Australian Council on Healthcare Standards Clinical Indicator program and remain consistently low when compared with other rates throughout Australia.

As part of the Ramsay group, The Avenue Hospital participates in Hands Hygiene Australia staff surveillance measures, monitors aseptic technique of staff and has an antimicrobial stewardship program.

All specific performance enquiries re: surgical rates for procedures, infection control rates etc, please contact: Marian Burns, Director of Clinical Services on (03) 9526 5396 or burnsm@ramsayhealth.com.au