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Evolution acknowledges World Hand Hygiene Day

May 5, 2021

Hand hygiene, one of the most effective actions we can all do to reduce the spread of infections, including Covid-19.

Each year, the World Health Organisation leads a global awareness World Hand Hygiene Day. Across Evolution, we acknowledge this important awareness day as a leading private healthcare provider across New Zealand and Australia.

“Patient and staff safety are extremely important to us. We place great importance in the safe practice of handwashing as this is where seconds can help save lives.”

“We are committed to providing exceptional patient safety for all people in our care. Across our Group our Infection and Prevention Coordinators and our Quality, Safety, and Risk Manager focus on superior patient safety and quality improvement,” says Sue Channon, Chief Executive Officer, Evolution Healthcare.

In 2020 the commitment to infection prevention with proper hand hygiene was significant worldwide with the emergence of Covid-19. For Evolution this included all people undergoing a hand hygiene education refresher on correct techniques of handwashing and rubbing.

Patient Safety to us includes certification against safe practice standards, the establishment of governance (monitoring) and credentialing system, and open incident reporting and review. These are hallmarks of our patient-focused care. As a Group, we are proud to be accredited against both national health standards and international best practice business standards. This ensures our Group maintains an organisation-wide focus on quality and excellence.

Across New Zealand and Australia, we undertake certification against the following standards:

  • Australian National Safety and Quality Health Services (NSQHS) Stands
  • New Zealand Health and Disability Services Standards (HDSS)
  • ISO 900:2015 Quality Management Systems (QMS).

Our hospitals operate a clinical governance committee with meetings covering health and safety; infection prevention and control; and quality and risk.

For more information on our quality and clinical governance click here.

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