Hand Hygiene Torch Tour
Our Infection Control Team are taking part in a Hand Hygiene Torch Tour to raise awareness of the importance of hand hygiene among the general public and promote the Infection Prevention Society nationally and internationally.
The Torch Tour was launched on 5th May in Scotland and has travelled all over the UK, the campaign will come to an end on 26th September 2016 in Harrogate.
It is estimated that 8 out of 10 infectious diseases are spread by touch, hand washing can reduce the risk of respiratory infections by 16%.
The team will be taking the torch around 10 wards at Halton Hospital on 26th May. You can follow the torch via our twitter page @WHHNHS.