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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.

Hand Hygiene NZ video competition: Deadline extended!

27 Aug 2012, Infection Prevention & Control

To encourage more teams to enter the Hand Hygiene NZ video competition, the deadline has been extended by one month until Friday 28 September. The HHNZ team have also created their own video as an example to would-be film producers - the link is included.

Latest hand hygiene audit results available

24 Jul 2012, Infection Prevention & Control

Anonymised compliance results from the latest hand hygiene audit period are now available to view on the Hand Hygiene New Zealand website.

Basic hand hygiene important in control of superbugs

16 Jul 2012, Infection Prevention & Control

Basic hand hygiene is vital when it comes to reducing the spread of multi-antibiotic resistant bacteria like MRSA and ESBL says the Health Quality & Safety Commission.

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Basic hand hygiene important in control of superbugs

16 Jul 2012, Infection Prevention & Control

Basic hand hygiene is vital when it comes to reducing the spread of multi-antibiotic resistant bacteria like MRSA and ESBL says the Health Quality & Safety Commission.