Hand Hygiene Australia

The Australian Commission on Quality and Safety in Health Care (ACSQHC) has engaged Hand Hygiene Australia (HHA) to implement the National Hand Hygiene Initiative (NHHI). HHA reports directly to the ACSQHC.

HHA work closely with existing State/Territory strategies and campaigns to maximise the success of the NHHI, including the establishment of a standard national system of outcome measures to assess the effectiveness of the NHHI. While initially focusing on acute-care public hospitals, HHA resources are also available for all healthcare facilities, both public and private.

Hand Hygiene Australia provide resources and services necessary for the implementation and sustainability of the NHHI and support the education of all Australian health care workers about the importance of hand hygiene in the prevention of health care associated infections.

Resources available include: