News & events

Surgical skin antisepsis

24 Feb 2014, Infection Prevention & Control

Surgical skin antisepsis is one of the key interventions of the Commission’s national Surgical Site Infection Improvement (SSII) Programme, led by Auckland and Canterbury DHBs.

Surgical site infection webinar series

11 Nov 2013, Infection Prevention & Control

The second in a series of webinars on reducing surgical site infections (SSIs) is being held on Wednesday 20 November 2013.

Hand Hygiene New Zealand moves into year three

2 Oct 2013, Infection Prevention & Control

Hand Hygiene New Zealand will continue for a third year thanks to a newly extended partnership with the Health Quality & Safety Commission.

World Hand Hygiene Day: Clean hands save lives

3 May 2013, Infection Prevention & Control

Associate Health Minister Jo Goodhew says World Hand Hygiene Day on 5 May is an important reminder of the vital role hand hygiene plays in preventing harm to patients.

Project reduces infections in Hawke’s Bay Hospital

11 Apr 2013, Infection Prevention & Control

Associate Health Minister Jo Goodhew has congratulated Hawke’s Bay District Health Board for its participation in a quality and safety project that has reduced bloodstream infections in hospitals.

International Infection Prevention Week 14 - 20 October 2012

5 Oct 2012, Infection Prevention & Control

International Infection Prevention Week (IIPW) provides a focal point for infection preventionists, healthcare professionals, consumers, organisations, and industry partners to shine a light on infection prevention and its power to save lives.