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).
|Professor Michael Richards||VICNISS(Chair)||c/-TheDoherty Institute|
|Leanne Houston||Australasian College of Infection Prevention and Control||c/-Eastern Health|
|Dr Cate Kelly||Executive Director, Clinical Governance/Medical Services, Melbourne Health||c/-Melbourne Health|
|Dr Andrew Stewardson||Australasian Society for Infectious Diseases||c/-Austin|
|Dr Sanjiv Vij||Victorian Regional Committee - Joint Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine||c/-Dandenong Hospital|
|Marinis Pirpiris||Australian Orthopaedic Association||C/- email@example.com|
|Mr David Love||Royal Australasian College of Surgeons||c/-Melbourne Health|
|Mr Jonathan Prescott||Clinical Governance /Medical Services||C/- Department of Health|
|Anne Lickliter||Australasian College of Infection Prevention and Control||C/- Austin Health|
|Wendy Davis||Australasian College of Health Service Managers (ACHSM)||C/- SJOG|
|Dr Ann Bull||Operations Director||c/-VICNISS|
|Mr Lincoln Fowler||Infection Control Practitioner||c/- Bairnsdale Regional Health|
|Ms Leanne Houston||Infection Control Practitioner||c/- Eastern Health|
|Ms Carol Rosevear||Infection Control Practitioner||c/- Infection Prevention Australia|
|Ms Pauline Woodburn||Infection Control Practitioner||c/- Bendigo Health|
|Ms Anne Lickliter||Infection Control Practitioner||c/- Austin Health|
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-July 2014
Unless stated, all papers, including data, are to be viewed as confidential. These are for the exclusive use of the Committee members.
Declaration of Conflict of Interest
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.
Review of Terms of Reference
The Terms of Reference shall be reviewed as required by the Chair in consultation with the Department of Health, and ratified by the Committee.