The VICNISS Advisory Committee shall provide stakeholder input and advice to the VICNISS Coordinating Centre. The Committee shall advise the Coordinating Centre on the HAI surveillance activities, the implementation and maintenance of the program, the improvement activities undertaken, communication of information to consumers and health care providers, and contract deliverables of the VICNISS program as requested.
Membership is representative of key stakeholders and includes:
The VICNISS Advisory Committee may form working groups, co-opt members to the Committee or working groups and commission other activities as necessary.
The Department of Human Services appoints the Committee Chair and members. Members are appointed for a three-year term, with the option to extend (See Rules - Attendance).
|Prof Mike Richards (Chair)||VICNISS, Director|
|Dr Ann Bull||VICNISS, Operations Director|
|A/Prof Leon Worth||VICNISS, Infectious Diseases Physician|
|Dr Cate Kelly||Melbourne Health (Melbourne Health Executive Sponsor)|
|Mr Jim Doumtses||Senior Project Officer, Clinical Safety and Monitoring, Safer Care Victoria (DHHS Representative: Quality & Safety Programs)|
|Ms Wendy Davis||Australasian College of Health Service Managers (ACHSM) and representing health service administrators|
|Dr Marinis Pirpiris||Australian Orthopaedic Association (AOA)|
|Dr Andrew Stewardson||Australasian Society for Infectious Diseases (ASID)|
|Dr David Love||Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS)|
|Dr Adam Deane||Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society (ANZICS)|
|Ms Jenny Breen||Manager Infection Prevention, Eastern Health (public hospital representative, metropolitan)|
|Ms Elizabeth Orr||Manager Infection Prevention And Surveillance Service, Melbourne Health (public hospital representative, metropolitan)|
|Ms Sue Flockhart||Manager, Infection Prevention, Ballarat Health Services (public hospital representative, rural/regional)|
|Ms Kelly Barton||Infection Prevention & Control Officer, Alpine Health (public hospital representative, rural/regional)|
|Ms Carol Rosevear||Infection Control Consultant, (private hospital representative, rural/regional)|
|Ms Sue Greig||National Infection Prevention & Control Coordinator, Ramsay Health, Private sector representative, (private hospital representative, metropolitan)|
|Ms Shu-Hsin Soong||Consumer representative|
|Ms Sarah Gray||Consumer representative|
The VICNISS Coordinating Centre shall provide an annual report to the Quality & Safety Programs, Department of Health and the auspicing agency Melbourne Health.
The principal contact for the Department of Health is the Senior Program Advisor, Infection Prevention, Quality & Safety Programs.
The Melbourne Health Executive Director responsible for the VICNISS program is the principal managerial contact for the VICNISS Coordinating Centre.
VICNISS Advisory Committee - Terms of Reference 2019
Members should declare any personal interest at any meeting if it relates specifically to a particular issue under consideration. The Secretariat will record this declaration in the minutes.
Members are required to notify the Chair or Secretariat when there is an intention for a proxy to represent the member at any Advisory Committee meeting or to undertake any membership role or responsibility. Proxies must be an existing member of the Committee.
If members are unable to attend meeting on three consecutive occasions, the Chair will request that a person with equivalent representation replace them.
To be directed to the Director of VICNISS Coordinating Centre in the first instance.
The Terms of Reference shall be reviewed as required by the Chair in consultation with the Department of Health, and ratified by the Committee.