Infection control

Infection control

Infection prevention and control procedures and protocols are an important part of healthcare management.

For general enquiries regarding IPC please contact us on 03 359 0900 (press option 6).

For advice regarding procedures, programme and outbreak management contact CDHB IPC or visit their website.

Arlo Upton

Clinical Microbiologist

Arlo is the main contact for all clinical microbiology matters. Dr Upton is a graduate Of Otago Medical School and completed most of her training in Auckland, in both infectious diseases and clinical microbiology. Dr Upton was Medical Director at Labtests, Auckland, for three years before relocating to Dunedin with her husband in early 2018. Arlo will continue to live in Dunedin with regular travel to Christchurch and Timaru. She welcomes interactions with her medical, nursing, and midwifery colleagues in the Canterbury regions and South Canterbury.

Contact Arlo by the email icon or Tel: (03) 470 2690 or Mob: 021 021 59863

Jacquie Leaman

Microbiology Head of Department

Jacquie Leaman is Charge Medical Laboratory Scientist in Christchurch, with specialist qualifications in microbiology and immunology. Jacquie trained and qualified at Christchurch Hospital and has been with Canterbury SCL for many years. She has special interest in skin, fungi and urine bacteriology. Jacquie has had many years of hospital and community experience in infection control.

Contact Jacquie by the email icon or call (03) 359 0944


To contact us with an enquiry, click below for details of our on-call Microbiologist