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Fight germs: wash your hands!

Good hand hygiene protects healthcare staff, volunteers and patients from harmful germs.

To put it simply, good hand hygiene in hospitals save lives.

Our commitment to hand hygiene

Mater is committed to providing exceptional care. Good hand hygiene, in all our hospitals is important in the fight against germs.

Five moments for hand hygiene

  1. Before touching a patient
  2. Before a procedure
  3. After a procedure or body fluid exposure risk
  4. After touching a patient
  5. After touching a patient's surroundings

You can help

Help us to keep everyone safe by reminding others that hand hygiene is important.

You will see Mater's hand hygiene champions in green shirts across our campuses. Feel free to ask them about hand hygiene in hospital or at home.


Mater acknowledges consumer consultation in the development of this patient information.
Mater Doc Num: PI-CLN-400021
Last modified 25/9/2019.
Consumers were consulted in the development of this patient information.
Last consumer engagement date: 05/1/2016
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