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We want to empower you to make informed decisions about your healthcare. Our online tool does this by enabling you to compare hand hygiene and golden staph infection rates before choosing a hospital.

You can compare up to 10 hospitals at a time. If a hospital isn’t listed they either haven’t reported their data or don’t admit enough patients to provide a valid comparison.

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Staph infections

Hospital Acquired Infections per 10,000 days of care. Staphylococcus Aureus Bacteraemia (SAB, or more commonly known as Golden Staph).


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How often hand hygiene is correctly performed

How often hand hygiene was correctly performed for each individual hospital. The national benchmark for Hand Hygiene is 80%.


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HCF has done its utmost to ensure that all information on this site is up to date and correct. HCF takes no responsibility in regard to the accuracy of the information, or how the information is utilised or interpreted. Whilst HCF does its best to ensure the information on this website feature is accurate and the latest available, users should refer to the www.myhospitals.gov.au website to ensure access to the latest available information. At present this tool provides comparative information for all public hospitals and a range of private hospitals. HCF is encouraging private hospitals to participate in the MyHospitals website and to provide consent to participate in future editions of this comparative tool for the benefit of healthcare consumers.

How does it work?

We collect information from the myhospitals.gov.au website on two key performance indicators: hand hygiene and healthcare-associated Staphylococcus aureus bloodstream infections (commonly known as Golden Staph).

Hand hygiene

Health providers washing and sterilising their hands is a critical step in reducing the risk of hospital-acquired infection. The national benchmark is for healthcare workers to clean their hands correctly in at least 80% of cases.

Staphylococcus aureus bloodstream infections

Golden Staph can cause serious harm, particularly if it infects your bloodstream. The information provided reflects staph infections that have been acquired while receiving care in hospital.