5th May 2022 was Hand Hygiene Day ????????
During the Crimean War (1853-1856) Florence Nightingale had implemented hand washing and other hygiene practices in British Army hospitals. This was relatively new advice first publicised by a Hungarian doctor called Ignaz Semmelweis in the 1840’s who had observed a dramatic difference it made to death rates on maternity wards.
Our own Mums would then continue this advice by asking us to ‘Make sure you wash your hands before coming to the table!’ I can hear my Mum saying it now ????
At Highwell House we continue the pledge to ensure hand washing remains at the top of our priority, that we will teach and educate, and that we will commit to reducing the risk of infection by washing our hands thoroughly, effectively and frequentl