The first NHS hospital trial of the Pure Hold Hygiene Handle took place in August 2011, at the Royal Hampshire County Hospital in Winchester. Data was gathered over a three-week period in three separate ward-entry locations in the hospital.
The consistency of door-entry hand-hygiene compliance was much improved by installation of the Pure Hold Hygiene Handles. Without the handles, compliance varied from 14 to 38%. With the handles, compliance was consistently between 70 and 74% in all areas. 78% of people surveyed (both staff and visitors) said that they thought the Hygiene Handle was a good idea and that they would like to see more installed around the hospital.