20th of October 2022 - 20/10/2022

Everything about the Clean Hospitals Day initiative. 

Why was the Clean Hospitals Day created ?

This Global Awareness raising campaign highlights the importance of healthcare environmental hygiene. It is also a call to join Clean Hospitals in celebrating and empowering key environemental hygiene healthcare workers.

For who are we implementing this Day ?

All people working or involved at any level in healthcare environmental hygiene. This means all hospital stakeholders, from Hospital management to healthcare key workers.

What is the global objective of this initiative ?

This awareness raising programme aims to ensure recognition of the importance of healthcare environmental hygiene, to provide stronger focus and guidance and to define and share a global understanding for hygiene standards.

Our Vision

We are the guardians protecting healthcare workers, patients and the environment. We believe that by making care facilities a cleaner place, the healthcare system is better equipped to protect its inhabitants. This includes providing evidence and guidance to decision makers and all relevant parties.

Our Ambition

Is to make the difference by speaking in the name of the whole Healthcare Environmental Hygiene sector. The Clean Hospitals Day will be recognized for its key stakeholders, experience and the science-based and transdisciplinary integrative approach used.

Action Zone

This global awareness raising programme will address all the components of Healthcare Environmental Hygiene such as surfaces, air, medical waste, fabrics and fittings, water, IT, digitalization and much more.

The purpose of the Clean Hospitals Day is to highlight our Heroes behind the scene.  We aim to bring international attention to the need for an increased focus on healthcare environmental hygiene.

Our mission

Clean Hospitals is an organization that connects stakeholders from all over the world and enables them to improve healthcare environmental hygiene together. The role of this project is to increase awareness and consequently lead to a change in environmental hygiene culture, by providing guidance and knowledge and support in adoption of proven innovations. This will enable the implementation of global standards for environmental hygiene, to protect the lives of patients, healthcare workers, visitors with the aim to reduce healthcare associated infections (HAI) and associated deaths.

Why we are in the position to do what we do

Clean Hospitals is a coalition of international stakeholders who work explicitly to promote Healthcare Hygiene. This initiative was born from a lack of strong guidance for environmental hygiene, missing awareness and the need for a whole sector to improve healthcare environmental hygiene. The chair of Clean Hospitals, Prof Dider Pittet, launched the Save Lives Clean Your Hands campaign in 2010, focusing on the need for improved hand hygiene to prevent avoidable infections. The engagement of healthcare workers, patients and the general public has resulted in a highly acclaimed campaign, leading to many lives saved across the world each year.