2022 marks 10 years of all 20 district health boards (DHBs) participating in the Hand Hygiene New Zealand (HHNZ) programme.
In 2012 DHBs implemented smartphone technology to improve the auditing process, the HHNZ implementation guide was refreshed and the HHNZ auditing manual published. By October that year, all 20 DHBs were actively participating in the HHNZ programme and submitting hand hygiene data to the Health Quality & Safety Commission.
Since 2012 hand hygiene compliance has increased from 62.1 percent to 86.7 percent. Congratulations to everyone involved!
Below are some images of DHBs promoting hand hygiene during this period.