Infection Prevention and Control Guidelines for Irish Healthcare Facilities Sub-Committee

Terms of Reference

  1. To develop generic guidance on prevention and control of infection for healthcare settings in Ireland taking into account the following:
    • Current national (SARI and HPSC) guidance documents on the control of specific infectious pathogens and other relevant national guidance documents (e.g., decontamination of reusable medical devices and laundry management)
    • Adopting 'Standard and Transmission-based Precautions' from the CDC 'Guideline for Isolation Precautions: Preventing Transmission of Infectious Agents in Healthcare Settings 2007'.
  2. Where applicable, develop quality improvement tools to assist staff in identifying and addressing gaps in practice.


Ms Sheila Donlon, Infection Control Manager, HPSC (Chair)

Ms Michelle Convey, Environmental Health Officer, HSE

Dr Eoin Feeney, Specialist Registrar in Infectious Diseases, St James's Hospital, Dublin 8

Dr Deirdre Fitzgerald, Specialist Registrar in Occupational Medicine

Ms Liz Forde, Infection Control Nurse, Cork University Hospital

Dr Margaret Hannan, Consultant Microbiologist, Mater Hospital

Dr Aine McNamara, Specialist in Public Health Medicine, HSE Midland Area

Ms Celine O'Carroll, Infection Control Nurse, Mater Hospital

Dr Niamh O'Sullivan, Consultant Microbiologist, Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Crumlin, Dublin 12

Last updated: 13 July 2012