Our Story

A legacy of infection prevention

Every product that Bug Control develops has your Facility, workforce, and the care of residents at its core. That approach to our business started 27 years ago, on day one, and continues to inform our processes and drive our innovations today.

Established in 1995 by Judith Forrest, led today by our CEO Lyndon Forrest and General Manager Cara Kelly, our mission has never changed, we’re here to stop infections.

Bug Control is trusted as Australia and New Zealand’s leading provider of Aged Care Infection Prevention and Control products and services.

In 2019, Bug Control was recognised as one of the top fifty companies in healthcare globally at the IFAH conference for our innovations in healthcare

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Our Purpose

We believe in technological innovation and positive collaboration, working in partnership with our clients to help them implement and sustain best-practice Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) policies and procedures. Our innovative suite of tech-native products ensures Bug Control Subscribers are serviced and supported. Partnering with Bug Control delivers solutions across IPC planning, products, compliance audits, education and more, everything necessary for the elimination of infection risk in your Aged Care Facility.

Bug Control provides evidence-based and comprehensive IPC resources. Our digital information is regularly updated to meet changing Aged Care Quality Standards, including our subscription-accessed Knowledge Base, relied on by thousands of Aged Care Facilities in their day-to-day procedures.

Want to have a chat about enhancing your Aged Care Facility’s Infection Prevention and Control? Please book a FREE 20-minute consultation, where you’ll speak with an experienced member of our friendly team to gain insightful recommendations that will help you protect the vulnerable people in your care.

Sustaining Our Approach Through Technological Innovation

Our approach to Infection Prevention training and workforce compliance is aligned with the demands of the workplace and designed to be information-rich and easily navigated, leaving IP Leads with certification to empower them to meet the Aged Care Quality Standards.

Our technological innovation extends into IP Surveillance, with a groundbreaking mobile application developed in partnership with IPAC Canada. Available on iOS and Android, the surveillance tool is the impetus for significant quality improvement.

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