Health Quality & Safety Commission | Infection Prevention & Control

Healthcare associated infection is one of the most common adverse events in health care worldwide. Up to 10 percent of patients admitted to modern hospitals in the developed world acquire one or more infections.

"It's about educating people and increasing their awareness of the need for good hand hygiene, and good infection prevention and control techniques. Getting health staff on board is key to this."

Dr Sally Roberts, clinical microbiologist.

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