The team on 6 North took Period 13 honours for achieving a hand hygiene compliance rate of 98 per cent.

RH takes top spot for facility-based hand hygiene compliance

Richmond Hospital ended 2016/17 on a hand hygiene high note. For Period 13, it had the highest facility hand hygiene compliance rate in VCH, sitting at 87 per cent.

Within Richmond Hospital, the unit with the highest compliance for Period 13 was 6 North with 98 per cent.

Hand Hygiene audits are conducted monthly across VCH because washing your hands is one of the most important ways to prevent the spread of health-care associated infections. Other commendable results for Period 13 include:

  • 2 South – 88%
  • 3 North – 97%
  • 3 South – 92%
  • 4 North – 74%
  • ICU – 91%
  • Emergency – 67%

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