Mrs Kaye Bellis1
1Alfred Health, Melbourne, Australia
We started life as a “normal “functioning Infection Prevention department.
Bang Covid hit.
We were the special ones, separated and banished to the Harry Potter cupboard.
Life was the same, same but different, oh so different
This is some of our part of this crazy ride
The last 22 years of my working life have been in Infection Control and have been focused in one format or another around HH. I am still passionate and a firm believer in HH.
Whilst working as an infection Control Practitioner across many large Melbourne based healthcare facilities I always seems to manage the portfolio of HH. I realised that HH is an ongoing challenge but one that we are slowly gaining ground on.
I have worked with HH Victoria in its early days and then with HHA for its formative years where one of her roles was to travel around Australia as an educator, where I meet many of you.
Currently my role as HH coordinator is to engage with all HCWs to promote local ownership, educate, listen and learn and reinvigorate Alfred’s HH program