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World Hand Hygiene Day: A reminder against complacency

NEWS: 5 May 2021, Infection Prevention & Control

World Hand Hygiene Day on Wednesday 5 May is a reminder of the important role appropriate hand hygiene plays in preventing the spread of illnesses – from the flu to COVID-19.

District health boards take part in World Hand Hygiene Day 2020

NEWS: 2 Jun 2020, Infection Prevention & Control

District health boards across the country took part in World Hand Hygiene Day on Tuesday 5 May 2020. This article summarises some of the fun and innovative events DHBs shared with the Health Quality & Safety Commission as they celebrated.

Poster: Your 5 moments for hand hygiene

PUBLICATION: 18 Apr 2019, Infection Prevention & Control

Posters showing your '5 moments for hand hygiene', available with either a female or male character shown.

DHB activities to celebrate World Hand Hygiene Day 5 May 2017

NEWS: 26 Jul 2017, Infection Prevention & Control

DHBs throughout the country embraced World Hand Hygiene Day this year. The campaign promotes a global profile on the importance of improving hand hygiene in health care annually on 5 May 2017.

Handle antibiotics with care!

NEWS: 19 Nov 2015, Infection Prevention & Control

This week is World Antibiotic Awareness Week and everyone has a part to play in reducing the threat of antibiotic resistance.

Infection prevention – spread the word, not the germs!

MEDIA RELEASE: 19 Oct 2015, Infection Prevention & Control

As International Infection Prevention Week begins, the Health Quality & Safety Commission says better hand hygiene habits are now embedded in New Zealand hospitals.

Celebrating hand hygiene at Southern DHB

NEWS: 20 Aug 2015, Infection Prevention & Control

Southern District Health Board (DHB) is celebrating success after achieving 85.4 percent compliance in the latest hand hygiene audit.

Hand hygiene – celebrating ongoing improvement

NEWS: 7 May 2015, Infection Prevention & Control

The latest national hand hygiene audit shows district health boards (DHBs) are well on the way to achieving 80 percent hand hygiene compliance with the ‘5 moments for hand hygiene’ by June 2015.

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World Hand Hygiene Day - 5 May

NEWS: 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.

Data show more patients assessed for risk of falling

NEWS: 11 Dec 2013, Health Quality Intelligence

New data released by the Health Quality & Safety Commission show a significant increase in the percentage of older patients being assessed for their risk of a fall while in hospital.