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Researching Effective Approaches to Cleaning in Hospitals (REACH)

Wesley Medical Research is collaborating with researchers at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) to conduct this trial, evaluating the impact of a new “bundled” approach to hospital cleaning – including education, training and empowerment for cleaning staff –  on the transmission of healthcare associated infections (HAIs) n hospitals.

11 recruited hospitals will have their cleaning methods analysed and will each receive tailored training and support.

This study is funded by an NHMRC partnership grant (GNT1076006) 2014-2017.


Project Progress:

Recruitment of sites has been completed.

Nine public hospitals and two private hospitals in QLD, NSW, VIC, TAS, SA and WA are enrolled in the trial.

The trial component commenced in May 2016 and will finish in July 2017.


For more information about the trial and the industry, professional and policy partners involved, see the Fact Sheet or go to the REACH website.