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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.

School kids get the message about antibiotics

NEWS: 5 Nov 2018, Aotearoa Patient Safety Day

Antibiotics are not always the answer. That’s the message from 12-year-old Libby Thompson from Cust School in Rangiora, winner of the 2018 national antibiotic awareness poster competition.

What cancer taught me

NEWS: 14 Mar 2018, Partners in Care

Author and young cancer survivor Jake Bailey made headlines when he delivered his end-of-year prizegiving speech as head boy of Christchurch Boys’ High School in December 2015, just one week after being diagnosed with Burkitt’s non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

Glove use one opportunity for World Hand Hygiene Day, says Commission

NEWS: 5 May 2015, Infection Prevention & Control

As today’s World Hand Hygiene Day marks the 10th anniversary of the World Health Organization’s (WHO’s) Clean is Safer Care programme, latest figures show New Zealand health care workers continuing to make good progress with their performance.

Hand Hygiene New Zealand journey

NEWS: 4 May 2015, Infection Prevention & Control

As the World Health Organization's (WHO) World Hand Hygiene Day approaches on 5 May 2015, the Hand Hygiene New Zealand (HHNZ) team have developed a graphic to showcase the achievements of the national programme.

New Zealand Health Quality & Safety Commission – Making progress

NEWS: 7 Apr 2015, Health Quality & Safety Commission

Since forming four years ago, the New Zealand Health Quality & Safety Commission has made great progress and is now entering, which its chief executive Dr Janice Wilson calls ‘the second phase’ of its life.

Hand hygiene video from Waitemata DHB

PUBLICATION: 5 Feb 2015, Infection Prevention & Control

Waitemata District Health Board (DHB) hand hygiene educational video improving the focus of hand hygiene with doctors.

Wanganui Hospital CLAB free for 1030 days

NEWS: 12 Nov 2014, Infection Prevention & Control

Wanganui Hospital’s Critical Care Unit’s focus on prevention of central line associated bacteria (CLAB) and rigorous hygiene, has resulted in picc lines, central lines and portocaths being free of bacteria for 1030 days in a row.

Doctors 'open' to better care

NEWS: 17 Jul 2013, Open for better care

Collective “openness” is the word on the Bay of Plenty District Health Board’s lips as they get behind the Health Quality & Safety Commission’s latest initiative.