Infection Prevention & Control

What we do

The prevention and control of healthcare associated infection is a high priority for St. James’s Hospital.

Infection Prevention and Control Team at St. James’s Hospital work along side other Healthcare staff to ensure that all measures are taken to reduce infection rates.

We have a comprehensive and structured infection prevention programme on site with dedicated specialist staff involved in providing  information and advice to healthcare workers, patients and visitors on how best to reduce the risk of health infections through education, audit, surveillance, consultation, posters,  leaflets, steriviligance and development of policies/guidelines. 

Infection prevention and control department participate in relevant strategies nationally with HSE and health protection surveillance centre to minimise health care related infections.  
The team consist of Consultant Microbiologist, Clinical Nurse specialists in Infection Control, administrative staff and support from biomedical scientists.

While it may not be possible to prevent every infection our aim is to provide effective preventive measures including a safe environment and training of staff combined with effective and timely treatment and containment of any infection detected.

Contact Details

Phone:  (01) 4162961.

Postal Address:
Infection Prevention and Control Service,
Clinical Microbiology
Central Pathology Laboratory,
St. James’s Hospital,
Dublin 8.