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Jerilderie Multi Purpose Service

This is a public hospital

Address:
33-39 Southey Street
Jerilderie, NSW 2716
Phone: 03 5886 1300

Hand hygiene rate

Hand hygiene in hospitals generally refers to the use of soap and water or a waterless antimicrobial agent (for example, an alcohol-based hand rub) by healthcare workers to clean their hands. The aim is for healthcare workers to perform hand hygiene correctly at every opportunity, for example, before and after touching a patient. Good hand hygiene is one of the most effective ways to minimise the risk of healthcare-associated infections, such as Staphylococcus aureus bloodstream infections. The National Hand Hygiene Initiative (external link, opens in a new window) [http://www.hha.org.au] is being progressively implemented in Australian hospitals to improve hand hygiene.

The national benchmark for hand hygiene is 70%.

To learn more about hand hygiene 'moments' or for information about how rates for hospitals are calculated and compared with the national benchmark, read About the data.

Safety and quality information on MyHospitals also includes information on healthcare-associated Staphylococcus aureus bloodstream infections.

For audit period 3, ending October 2013, the estimated rate was 98.1%.

This hospital had a small number of acute care beds so a comparison with the national benchmark is not shown.

Estimated rate of hand hygiene compared against the national benchmark
Audit period Estimated rate Number of 'moments'
Audit period 3, ending October 2013 98.1% This hospital had a small number of acute care beds so a comparison with the national benchmark is not shown.
Audit period 2, ending June 2013 80.0% This hospital had a small number of acute care beds so a comparison with the national benchmark is not shown.
Audit period 1, ending March 2013 91.2% This hospital had a small number of acute care beds so a comparison with the national benchmark is not shown.
Audit period 3, ending October 2012 Data are not available for this hospital
Audit period 2, ending June 2012 100.0% This hospital had a small number of acute care beds so a comparison with the national benchmark is not shown.
Audit period 1, ending March 2012 94.5% This hospital had a small number of acute care beds so a comparison with the national benchmark is not shown.
Audit period 3, ending October 2011 95.0% This hospital had a small number of acute care beds so a comparison with the national benchmark is not shown.
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