Submission Dates

There are three audit periods annually for the National Hand Hygiene Initiative. The dates for the audit periods are repeated each year as follows:

Audit Period 1

1st November - 31st March

Audit Period 2

1st April - 30th June

Audit Period 3

1st July - 31st October

Entry of data to HHA via the hand hygiene compliance database (HHCApp) is required by the last day of each audit period.

The hand hygiene lead for each organisation is required to press the 'submit for approval' button in the HHA Hand Hygiene Compliance Application (HHCApp) to demonstrate that data collection has been completed. Data submission can be completed anytime in the lead up to the final day of the audit period, but must be completed by the last day. 

Please note: By pressing the 'submit for approval' button you are closing off the audit for your organisation, which does not allow for further data entry for that audit period.