Oakwood welcomes the Hand Hygiene Torch

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Oakwood welcomes the Hand Hygiene Torch

Oakwood Medical Centre welcomed the Hand Hygiene Torch on the 27th May 2016.

The surgery took part in the 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%.

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