News & events

Hand hygiene for medical students

24 Apr 2015, Infection Prevention & Control

Medical students at The University of Auckland's school of medicine take hand hygiene seriously.

Regional infection prevention and control meetings

18 Dec 2014, Infection Prevention & Control

The Health Quality & Safety Commission, in partnership with Hand Hygiene New Zealand (HHNZ), the Surgical Site Infection improvement (SSII) Programme and local clinical champions, hosted regional infection prevention and control (IPC) meetings in Auckland

New Zealanders urged to go easy on their use of antibiotics

17 Nov 2014, Infection Prevention & Control

The Health Quality & Safety Commission has joined Australia, the United States, Canada and countries throughout Europe to highlight the problem of antimicrobial resistance and the need for responsible use of antibiotics.

Wanganui Hospital CLAB free for 1030 days

12 Nov 2014, Infection Prevention & Control

Wanganui Hospital’s Critical Care Unit’s focus on prevention of central line associated bacteria (CLAB) and rigorous hygiene, has resulted in picc lines, central lines and portocaths being free of bacteria for 1030 days in a row.

Antibiotic Awareness Week 2014

7 Nov 2014, Infection Prevention & Control

During International Antibiotic Awareness Week (17-23 November 2014) the Health Quality & Safety Commission is joining colleagues in Australia, the UK, Canada, the US and European countries in raising awareness of the global threat of antimicrobial resist

Everyone has a part to play in infection prevention and control

21 Oct 2014, Infection Prevention & Control

International Infection Prevention Week, October 20-26, is a reminder that infection prevention and control is everyone’s business and responsibility – whether you are a patient, family member or health care professional, says the Health Quality & Safety

West Coast leads Australasia in systemic fight against infections

8 Aug 2014, Infection Prevention & Control

In a first for Australasia, the West Coast District Health Board (DHB) is using software in both its hospitals and general practices that could help identify any superbug outbreaks and will track resistance to antibiotics.

Hand Hygiene New Zealand quality improvement workshop

12 Jun 2014, Infection Prevention & Control

Front-line ownership of quality improvement initiatives, innovation, and sustainability are some of the key topics that will be addressed at the Hand Hygiene New Zealand (HHNZ) quality improvement workshop in Wellington on 12 and 13 June 2014.

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World Hand Hygiene Day - 5 May

5 May 2014, Infection Prevention & Control

No action today; no cure tomorrow! Support the World Health Organization’s global 5 May ‘call to action’ and highlight the important role that hand hygiene plays in preventing the spread of antimicrobial resistant germs.