Ruth provides both infection prevention and control (IPC) and quality improvement services to Vector clients in a variety of healthcare settings, bringing with her a wealth of experience and a passion for these areas of patient quality and safety. She delivers client-focussed advice with a particular interest in assisting healthcare organisations achieve certification against a range of healthcare standards. Ruth can assist your organisation with IPC education, compliance auditing against relevant standards, developing or updating IPC policies and procedures, surveillance programmes, and the management of COVID-19.
Ruth is a registered nurse, quality advisor and is credentialed at expert level in infection prevention and control through the Australasian College for Infection Control Professionals. She holds a PhD through the University of Sydney and a masters in infection prevention and control. Ruth has more than 23 years’ experience in this field across the private and public sectors in New Zealand and Australia and has authored a number of journal publications. She has represented infection prevention and control professionals on a number of Australasian committees and working parties, and is a member of the New Zealand IPC Sub-group of TAG COVID-19. In addition to her private consulting role, Ruth is currently working as an IPC specialist with the Health Quality and Safety Commission.