Western Australian Public Hospital Hand Hygiene Compliance


graph WA public hospital hand hygiene compliance

Table: Western Australian public hospital hand hygiene compliance
2013 average 2014 average 2015 average 2016 average 2017 average Audit 1 2018
WA public hospital compliance 75.1% 79.1% 80.4% 83.5% 84.3%  85.1%

*WA benchmark 80%

What do these figures show?

The average hand hygiene compliance of healthcare workers employed in WA public hospitals. 

The most recent audit period is Audit 1 2018 (November 2017 - March 2018).

70 Hospitals participated in this audit period. A total of 33,791 moments were submitted.

The average compliance rate was observed to be 85.1%.

Data suggests that WA healthcare workers compliance rate has increased since 2011. Healthcare worker compliance continues to be above that of the state benchmark.

The red line in the graph shows the WA benchmark.

Reports on hand hygiene

Produced by

Quality Improvement and Change Management Unit