Enabling everyone to prevent infections in Fife

Infection Prevention & Control expertise is provided across NHS Fife by a team consisting of specialist infection control nurses and infection control doctors supported by clerical staff. Patient safety is a high priority for all NHS Fife staff and infection prevention & control is one part of this. Our service aims to reduce the risk of healthcare associated infection to visitors, patients and staff whether they are using our hospital services or our wider community services

 

The infection prevention & control team provide:

  • Advice about the prevention and management of infection to all staff (including the management of outbreaks of infection such as diarrhoea and vomiting)
  • We are also available for advice about decontamination of equipment and the environment, or about best practice in the prevention of infection associated with any area of health care.
  • Advice and information to patients and carers
  • Conducting a programme of audit (environment and practice) and surveillance
  • Education about infections and how to control and prevent them for all clinical staff
  • Policies, guidelines and protocols to ensure care is evidence based and high quality
  • Advice about building and refurbishment projects within NHS Fife
  • Liaising with staff involved in purchasing and planning to ensure infection control issues are given a high priority in their activities.

 

 

Contact Us

 

The NHS Fife Infection Prevention & Control Service can be contacted by the telephone at the numbers below.

  

Telephone Contact Numbers – March 2019

 

DDI (Direct Dial-In) contact numbers

 

Name

DDI (Direct Dial-In) / Mobile

Internal Extension

IPCT – ICN’s

01592 729908

29908

Surveillance Audit Office

01592 729909

29909

Christina Coulombe
Infection Control Manager

01592 729929
Mobile: 07980 916119

29929

 

Infection Control Nurses

 

Name

Internal Extension

Comment

Julia Cook

21441

Senior Infection Prevention & Control Nurse

Catherine McCullough

21309

 

Nykoma Hamilton

21775

 

Margaret Selbie

22508

 

Hayley Wilson

28563

 

Jackie Donachie

28844

 

Janice Barnes

22509

 

Mirka Barclay

28842

 

 

Microbiologists

 

Name

Internal Extension

Comment

Keith Morris

27917

 

Craig Ferguson

28492

 

Priya Venkatesh

28494

 

David Griffith

28489

 

 

Useful numbers

 

Name

Internal Extension

Comment

Conference & Training room

24460

 

ICN Office - Cameron

46552

Not always staffed

ICN Office - QMH

24112

Not always staffed

VHK Main Number

01592 643355

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Issue: 04 March 19

 

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