Waikato Hospital received its highest ever hand hygiene audit result which reflects well on the continued commitment by clinical staff to establish best hand hygiene as the expectation for every patient, every time, says Waikato DHB Quality and Patient Safety assistant group manager Mo Neville.Mo Neville
Waikato Hospital audits four high risk areas every audit quarter. They are in New Born Intensive Care Unit, Ward M5, Critical Care and the Renal service.
The audit then rotates through the remaining clinical areas to ensure each area gets audited within the year.
Waikato Hospital achieved 78.7 per cent compliance in the National Hand Hygiene October 2014 audit, which covers the 1 July to 31 October period.
The national average is 75 per cent. Read the full report here.
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