This is the tenth HAI Annual Report on the surveillance of Healthcare Associated Infections (HAI) in Scotland covering the period January to December 2018.
Health Protection Scotland is supporting the World Health Organization (WHO) ‘SAVES LIVES: Clean your hands’ campaign which this year focuses on ‘Clean care for all – it’s in your hands’. The campaign promotes hand hygiene being practised not only in hospitals but in all care settings including nursing homes and by all staff and visitors. In support of this, we have published our HAI Annual Report which details the latest figures on healthcare associated infections. These continue to represent a threat to patient safety across Scotland and to safe care as a whole, wherever that is delivered.
Infographics to accompany the Executive Summary and each chapter of the HAI Annual Report are also available to download