Researching Effective Approaches to Cleaning in Hospitals: Protocol of the REACH Study, a Multi-Site Stepped-Wedge Randomised Trial

Lisa Hall, Queensland University of Technology
Alison Farrington, Queensland University of Technology
Brett G. Mitchell, Avondale College of Higher Education
Adrian G. Barnett, Queensland University of Technology
Kate Halton, Queensland University of Technology

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The Researching Effective Approaches to Cleaning in Hospitals (REACH) study will generate evidence about the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of a novel cleaning initiative that aims to improve the environmental cleanliness of hospitals. The initiative is an environmental cleaning bundle, with five interdependent, evidence-based components (training, technique, product, audit and communication) implemented with environmental services staff to enhance hospital cleaning practices.