Health care associated infections (HAIs) are infections people get while they're receiving health care for another condition. HAIs can happen in any health care facility.

HAIs and the resistance to the antibiotics used to treat them are a growing issue for the New Zealand health sector. HAIs cause harm to patients and whānau and are a significant cost to district health boards and the wider sector.

More information about HAIs is available via the left-hand menu, or by clicking the links below.

Last updated 17/05/2021