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Hand hygiene patient stories

PUBLICATION: 2 Apr 2018, Infection Prevention & Control

Hand Hygiene New Zealand promotional resource: Patient stories.

Amelia's story: an infection could be devastating

PUBLICATION: 28 Mar 2014, Infection Prevention & Control

As a fit and active 16 year old, Amelia didn’t think that the pain in her arm would be caused by anything other than her strenuous dance training.

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.

Global Patient Safety Challenge pledge

PUBLICATION: 13 Jan 2015, Infection Prevention & Control

In June 2014, the New Zealand Government became a signatory to the Global Patient Safety Challenge Programme of the World Health Organization (WHO) World Alliance for Patient Safety.

Everyone has a part to play in infection prevention and control

MEDIA RELEASE: 21 Oct 2014, Infection Prevention & Control

International Infection Prevention Week, October 20-26, is a reminder that infection prevention and control is everyone’s business and responsibility – whether you are a patient, family member or health care professional, says the Health Quality & Safety

New health data will help drive improvements in patient safety

NEWS: 27 Jun 2013, Health Quality Intelligence

The publication of new health data will encourage district health boards (DHBs) to consistently put in place steps to improve patient safety, says Professor Alan Merry, Chair of the Health Quality & Safety Commission.

World Hand Hygiene Day: Clean hands save lives

NEWS: 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.

Pilot sites chosen to survey surgical site infections

NEWS: 22 Feb 2013, Infection Prevention & Control

Eight district health boards (DHBs) throughout New Zealand will soon pilot an exciting new patient safety programme that aims to reduce surgical site infections.