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Te Pū rauemi KOWHEORI-19 COVID-19 resource hub

Support for people working in health during the COVID-19 pandemic. Find information about how you can support yourselves and others, including consumers, teams and colleagues which complements and aligns with Ministry of Health resources.

Kia āta kōwhiri Choosing Wisely

The Choosing Wisely campaign seeks to reduce harm from unnecessary and low-value tests and treatment.

Te Tāhū Hauora Health Quality & Safety Commission (Te Tāhū Hauora) measures hand hygiene compliance as part of the Hand Hygiene New Zealand (HHNZ) programme. 

The HHNZ programme uses the World Health Organization’s ‘5 Moments for Hand Hygiene’ multimodal improvement strategy to drive culture change and establish hand hygiene best practice for every patient, every time. 

Good hand hygiene is one of the simplest, most effective ways to prevent the spread of healthcare-associated infections, which makes it a key patient safety priority. 

Hand hygiene national quality and safety markers

The national quality and safety marker (QSM) for hand hygiene is 80 percent compliance with good hand hygiene practice.  The latest QSM results are available here. 

Hand Hygiene New Zealand dashboard

From November 2023, the paper-based national hand hygiene compliance reports will be replaced with an electronic hand hygiene dashboard that is updated after each audit period. 

Access the electronic dashboard here.

Hand hygiene compliance reports (1 July 2012 - 30 June 2023)

Published: 19 Oct 2021 Modified: 22 Nov 2023