The Healthcare Associated Infection (HAI) annual report was published by Health Protection Scotland (HPS) on 4 May 2018, to coincide with and support the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Hand Hygiene Day 2018, which took place on 5 May 2018 (see Current Note 52/1702).
This year, the WHO's ‘SAVES LIVES: Clean your hands’ campaign is entitled ‘It’s in your hands - prevent sepsis in healthcare’, and focuses on healthcare associated sepsis.
The HAI annual report provides the latest figures on healthcare associated infections. These infections continue to represent a threat to patient safety across Scotland and to safe care as a whole, wherever that is delivered. The threat of sepsis from HAI remains a key focus for current and future health protection strategies.