Hospital Hygiene Audits 2005 and 2006

The National Hospitals Office has made hospital hygiene a priority from its inception.

To date the following initiatives have taken place:

  • Hand-Washing Poster Campaign 'Clean Hands Save Lives' September 2005, a further  supply of posters was  made available in summer 2006
  • S.A.R.I. documents, 'Guidelines for Hand Hygiene in Irish Health Care Settings' &   'The Control and 'Prevention of MRSA in Hospitals and in the Community'  - September  2005
  • Hand-Washing Week 24th - 28th of October 2005; posters, stickers, pens and patient  information leaflets were distributed to all acute hospitals and to all other  facilities that requested supporting material in advance of hand washing week
  • Launch of 1st National Hygiene Audit Thursday 3rd of November 2005
  • Launch of the 2nd National Hygiene Audit Thursday 13th July 2006

The report and results of the 1st and 2nd National Acute Hospital Hygiene Audit are on this page.


Publications and reports