Essential building works will be carried out at Arrowe Park Walk-in Centre

Essential building works will be carried out at Arrowe Park Walk-in Centre from Monday 11 November for four weeks. Although services will be running as normal, please attend Eastham Walk-in Centre or Victoria Central (Wallasey) Walk-in Centre if you are able to do so. We apologise for any inconvenience.


  • Infection Prevention
Infection Prevention & Control

Infection Prevention & Control

The Infection Prevention and Control Service works across the health and social care setting to reduce healthcare associated infections (HCAIs).

We provide support and advice to healthcare professionals and the public through the following:


  • Infection Control Audits
  • Monitoring and surveillance of outbreaks
  • Outbreak management of HCAIs (eg norovirus, C difficile, MRSA)
  • Specialist Infection Prevention and Control advice and support
  • Training in Infection Prevention & Control
  • Development of policies, guidelines and information leaflets
  • Procurement advice
  • Promote hand hygiene practice
  • Produce annual infection control report

Office hours

Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm


Out of hours

Urgent advice and support is available by calling 0151 434 4819. 



Infection Prevention & Control Service
Wing 5, 1st floor
St Catherine's Health Centre
Derby Road
CH42 0LQ


Tel: 0151 604 7750


Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Related links


Health Protection Agency
NHS North West  

Your Hands

Effective hand hygiene remains the single most effective means of preventing the transmission of healthcare associated infections.  Hands can only be decontaminated effectively by ensuring the correct technique is used.  In order to do this hands and wrists need to be  fully exposed and should be of long sleeved clothing and jewellery. 


Supporting materials





World Health Organisation, My 5 Moments for Hand Hygiene

  • 5 moments of care bed
  • 5 moments of care chair



Information & Guidance


Managing your infection



Clostridium difficile (C.diff)



Carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE)










Patient Equipment and General Cleaning Checklist



Sharps awareness



 NHS Choices




Useful links


Public Health England website links



Audit tools

IPC Newsletters


IPC newsletters 


Edition 1: Back to basics


Edition 2: Carbenemase-Producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE)


Edition 3: Clostridium Difficile (C.diff)

Edition 4: Gram negative bacteria


Edition 5: Spotlight on IPC


Edition 6: Bugs Got No Talent 

Edition 7: Infection prevention and control is in your hands! 


Special editions

Last Updated: Friday, 20 September 2019 16:03

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