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Congratulations to all our Infection Prevention and Control graduates!

Sonia Lim 23 Mar 2021
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In October 2020, Minister of Aged Care and Senior Australians, Senator the Hon Richard Colbeck directed every Australian residential aged care facility to appoint a nurse to be the lead person for infection prevention and control (IPC). Since then, RFBI has been working hard to ensure that each RFBI Village meet these requirements.

By mid-November, we had proudly delegated a key IPC Trainer in every RFBI Village whose role was to commence further education for all staff on all aspects of PPE and infection prevention and control.

“Our teams have put in tremendous effort to complete this IPC course and I can proudly say we are now even better prepared for the prevention and response to infection diseases, including COVID-19 and influenza,” shared Deborah Cowler, Regional General Manager, Quality and Development.

We are delighted to now have 26 staff complete over 110 hours in coursework and assessment to be our RFBI certified IPC Lead.

“It was very challenging but I’m very proud to have completed the course,” said Leyda Suttor, General Manager at RFBI Concord Community Village and an IPC graduate.

“It may have been a tough course but many of our graduates felt it was worth the time and effort and surprisingly enough found the course to be very interesting,” added Robyne Bragg, Clinical Nurse Educator.

Our IPC Leads will ensure that each of our village are better prepared to prevent and respond to infectious diseases, including COVID-19 and influenza.

Congratulations to

 Name  Village
 Amanda Haschek  RFBI Armidale Masonic Village
 Banisha Pahari  RFBI Concord Masonic Village
 Bipana Bhandari  RFBI Basin View Masonic Village
 Carolyn Cheetham  RFBI Leeton Masonic Village
 Cheryl Klinkhamer  RFBI Cessnock Masonic Village
 Danny Nguyen  RFBI Berry Masonic Village
 Deborah McPherson  RFBI Coffs Harbour Masonic Village
 Ivy Ocampo  RFBI Bathurst Masonic Village
 James Figallo  RFBI Lake Haven Masonic Village
 Jamie Burke  RFBI Cessnock Masonic Village
 Joanne Mayberry  RFBI West Wyalong Masonic Village
 Jomol George  RFBI Hawkins Masonic Village
 Kelly Ives  RFBI Coffs Harbour Masonic Village
 Lauren Mathews  RFBI Lakemba Masonic Village
 Leyda Suttor  RFBI Concord Masonic Village
 Lisa Cotterill  RFBI Goulburn Masonic Village
 Lynda Brill  RFBI Leeton Masonic Village
 Ma Luchie Anhao  RFBI Lake Haven Masonic Village
 Maria Nayon  RFBI Bathurst Masonic Village
 Melinda Benson  RFBI Basin View Masonic Village
 Sally Marriott  RFBI Raleigh Urunga Masonic Village
 Susan Sellen  RFBI Raleigh Urunga Masonic Village
 Suzanna Santiagoo  RFBI Berry Masonic Village
 Tegan Perry  RFBI Kurri Kurri Masonic Village
 Vu Anh Thu Bach  RFBI Holt Masonic Village
 Yvonne Donaldson  RFBI Benhome Masonic Village

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