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Infection Control Team

The Infection Control Nurses work in the community across the three Boroughs of St Helens, Halton and Warrington.

We have seven Infection Control nurses: Sandra Holt, Gill McMillan, Karen Nolan,Tracey Johnson, Jo Forshaw, Christine Mars and Julie Taylor. We also have an Infection Control practitioner Karen Jones. We are supported by a full time Secretary Zoe Rubotham.

Infection control nurses are available for any advice or support required regarding:

  • Infectious diseases – advice for all healthcare workers and members of the general public
  • Outbreaks of infectious diseases
  • Information about health care-associated infections
  • Infection control advice for care homes, dentists and GPs
  • Advice for care agencies and staff
  • Leaflets and posters regarding infectious diseases and preventing the spread of infection
  • Advice to schools/nurseries on infectious diseases and any exclusion that may be required
  • Providing infection control training for staff working across the community
  • Infection Control audit advice for care homes, dentists and GPs

Contact details:

Team members

  • Sandra Holt – Lead Infection Control Nurse
  • Gillian McMillan – Infection Control Nurse
  • Tracey Johnson – Senior Infection Control Nurse
  • Karen Nolan - Infection Control Nurse
  • Jo Forshaw - Infection Control Nurse
  • Christine Mars - Infection Control Nurse
  • Julie Taylor - - Infection Control Nurse
  • Karen Jones – Infection Control Practitioner
  • Zoe Rubotham - Infection Control Secretary

The Team are based at

Newton Community Hospital

Room 149, 
Bradlegh road, Newton Le willows
WA12 8RB

Telephone numbers

01744 457314 or 01744 457312

Fax Number

01744 457 327

Email contacts

Team email – 3Boroughs.infectioncontrol@sthelensccg.nhs.uk

Secure email – sthccg.3boroughsinfectioncontrol@nhs.net

Please use our Team e mail for all general enquiries and submission of reports etc

See below for individual email accounts.