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.
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.