Western Australian Public Hospital Hand Hygiene Compliance

Graph: WA public hospital hand hygiene compliance

Table: Western Australian public hospital hand hygiene compliance
2017 average 2018 average 2019 average 2020 average Audit 2 2021
WA public hospital compliance 84% 85% 85% 87% 85%

*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 2 2021 (April - June 2021).  

57 Hospitals participated in this audit period. A total of 26,061 moments were submitted.

The average compliance rate was observed to be 85.4%. 

Data suggests that WA healthcare workers compliance rate has increased since 2015. 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

Last reviewed: 18-08-2021
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