Hand Hygiene Compliance of WA Public Hospital Healthcare Workers

Graph: WA public hospital hand hygiene compliance

Table: Hand Hygiene Compliance of WA Public Hospital Healthcare Workers
2017 Average 2018 Average 2019 average 2020 average Audit 2 2021 
Nursing/midwifery 87% 88% 89% 90% 89%
Phlebotomist 84% 89% 89% 89% 79%
Allied health professional 87% 87% 86% 88% 85%
Personal care (e.g. PCA, AIN) 82% 84% 84% 85% 83%
Medical professional 73% 74% 74% 77% 75%

What do these figures show?

The average hand hygiene compliance of a range of WA public hospital healthcare workers, including: nurses / midwives, doctors, phlebotomists, allied health professionals (e.g. physiotherapists, occupational therapists), and personal care staff (e.g. patient care assistants, assistants in nursing).

Data collected from 2016 to Audit 2 2021 is shown.

Variation in performance continues to exist between healthcare professions

*Caution should be exercised when using this data for comparison purposes, due to varying sample sizes between healthcare worker groups.

Reports on hand hygiene

Last reviewed: 18-08-2021
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Patient Safety and Clinical Quality