One of Princess Alexandra Hospital’s longest serving members of the Infection Control team has been recognised for her contribution to the field, receiving the highest honour within her professional group.
Clinical Nurse Consultant, Belinda Henderson, has been recognised as a Fellow of the Australasian College for Infection Prevention and Control for her contribution to the infection prevention and control profession through education, research and her leadership Nationally including her Presidency of the College.
“To be recognised by my peers for my clinical and professional contribution to our profession is an absolute honour”.
“Having spent the past 20 years in the field, it is a profession I am extremely passionate about and proud to contribute to improving outcomes for patients, staff and the general community in relation to health care associated infection,” she said.
Due to Belinda’s contribution to both the College and the wider infection prevention and control community she was encouraged to nominate for a fellowship with the college from the Board of Directors.
“My nomination was focussed around the development of the National Foundation for Infection Prevention and Control Education program that I championed whilst I was President Elect and President”.
Fellowship of the Australasian College of Infection Prevention and Control (ACIPC) is a prestigious member status awarded to Infection Prevention and Control Professionals that recognises the experience, contribution and standing of Infection Prevention and Control Professionals to ACIPC and the profession.
More information on the fellowship can be found here: https://www.acipc.org.au/acipc-fellowship/