HPS publish HAI annual report for 2018

07 May 2019

Article: 53/1801

Health Protection Scotland (HPS) published the Healthcare Associated Infection (HAI) annual report on 3 May 2019, to coincide with and support the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Hand Hygiene Day 2019, which took place on 5 May 2019. 

This year, the WHO’s ‘SAVE LIVES: Clean your hands’ campaign focused on hand hygiene being practised not only in hospitals, but in all care settings including nursing homes, by all staff and visitors.

The HAI annual report provides the latest figures on healthcare associated infections in NHSScotland. These infections continue to represent a threat not only to patient safety across Scotland, but to safe care as a whole, wherever it is delivered.