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Dublin: 12 °C Thursday 21 March, 2019

#Hand hygiene

From TheJournal.ie Sticky residue and stains found on equipment at Limerick hospital Unclean

Sticky residue and stains found on equipment at Limerick hospital

Serious hand hygiene and equipment cleanliness issues were also identified at Cork University Hospital.

From TheJournal.ie How clean is your hospital? Scrub Scrub

How clean is your hospital?

A HIQA report found not washing hands properly was the biggest cleanliness problem in Irish hospitals.

From TheJournal.ie Surprise inspection of Holles St finds grime encrusted window sills and dusty incubator Hygiene

Surprise inspection of Holles St finds grime encrusted window sills and dusty incubator

The report from HIQA found that just 45 per cent of hand washing opportunities had been taken.

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Thursday Take Five

The 5 at 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

From TheJournal.ie Minister suggests 'Florence Nightingale campaign' to tackle hand hygiene in hospitals Wash Your Hands

Minister suggests 'Florence Nightingale campaign' to tackle hand hygiene in hospitals

Kathleen Lynch said it was “incredible” that hospital staff had to be told to wash their hands.

From TheJournal.ie Wash your hands: Irish start-up aims to beat hospital superbugs worldwide Hand Hygiene

Wash your hands: Irish start-up aims to beat hospital superbugs worldwide

The Irish company has been chosen by the WHO to promote hand hygiene globally. Thirty-five percent of healthcare facilities are at an inadequate or basic level.