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# Hand hygiene

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# Unclean
Sticky residue and stains found on equipment at Limerick hospital
Serious hand hygiene and equipment cleanliness issues were also identified at Cork University Hospital.
# scrub scrub
How clean is your hospital?
A HIQA report found not washing hands properly was the biggest cleanliness problem in Irish hospitals.
# hygiene
Surprise inspection of Holles St finds grime encrusted window sills and dusty incubator
The report from HIQA found that just 45 per cent of hand washing opportunities had been taken.
# wash your hands
Minister suggests 'Florence Nightingale campaign' to tackle hand hygiene in hospitals
Kathleen Lynch said it was “incredible” that hospital staff had to be told to wash their hands.
# Hand hygiene
Wash your hands: Irish start-up aims to beat hospital superbugs worldwide
The Irish company has been chosen by the WHO to promote hand hygiene globally. Thirty-five percent of healthcare facilities are at an inadequate or basic level.