Infection Prevention and Control


Nothing has a higher priority for the Trust than improving our performance in reducing healthcare associated infections such as MRSA and Clostridium difficile.

All NHS organisations must ensure that they have effective systems in place to control healthcare associated infection and we are fully committed to ensuring resources are allocated to effectively protect patients, their relatives, staff and visiting members of the public.

The Trust has a dedicated Infection Control Team led by the Director of Infection Prevention and Director of Nursing and Governance Lisa Salter. The team works closely with senior managers, matrons and doctors to reduce the risks of infection.

The Trust's Infection Control tearm are:

  • Lisa Salter (Director of Nursing and Governance)
  • Helen Oulton (Lead Nurse for Infection, Prevention & Control and Tissue Viability)
  • Chris Jessop (Infection Control Nurse Specialist)
  • Claire Chalinor (Infection Control Nurse Specialist)
  • Zoe Rushton (Infection Control Nurse Specialist)
  • Rob Oldfield (Tissue Viability Nurse Specialist)
  • Jeanette Smith (Admin Support)

    The Infection Control team can be contacted via the switch board on 0151 525 3611.