One of our key objectives is to develop person-centred standards for healthcare services. We monitor compliance with these standards.

We ensure that the standards are person-centred, measurable and support the delivery of high quality and safe care. When developing standards we consult with a wide range of stakeholders, service users, healthcare professionals and the general public. They are developed based on evidence and best practice within Ireland and internationally.

National Hygiene Services Quality Revew 2008: Standards and Criteria.  These Standards and Criteria continue to provide a useful framework for providers to plan and monitor their hygiene services.  However, in the future, services will be monitored for compliance against the National Standards for the Prevention and Control of Healthcare Associated Infections.