Celebrating Global Hand Washing Day, 15 October 2016 – Make hand washing a habit

Tygerberg Hospita

Although every day is a hand washing day at Tygerberg Hospital, we use special days to focus attention on the importance of hand hygiene.

In the healthcare setting there are many opportunities for the transmission of harmful microorganisms between patients and staff. Hand hygiene is one of the most important ways to prevent infection, thereby protecting both you and your patients. Hand hygiene is the responsibility of everyone working in healthcare.

For more information about Global Hand Washing Day go to: http://globalhandwashing.org/global-handwashing-day/