SingHealth celebrated World Hand Hygiene Day on 5 May 2017 with events and activities throughout the cluster. 

This year, SingHealth launched a Hand Hygiene mascot designed by KKH Senior Nurse Manager Shen Haiying, winner of the mascot design contest.

The mascot highlights the most important points in hand hygiene procedure: The 7 steps of handwashing and the 5 key moments of hand hygiene using hand rub or hand wash to prevent infections; all in the name of Target Zero Harm, the common goal in ensuring our patients receive the care they deserve – safe care.

The mascot will be placed at various locations throughout SingHealth institutions and polyclinics to remind staff and patients the importance of good hand hygiene.