Where is the project up to?

The REACH trial concluded in July 2017. We look forward to sharing the results of this important research trial and celebrating the participation of our 11 sites in 2018.


Hall, L., Farrington, A., Mitchell, B. G., Barnett, A. G., Halton, K., Allen, M., . . . Graves, N. (2016). Researching effective approaches to cleaning in hospitals: protocol of the REACH study, a multi-site stepped-wedge randomised trial. Implementation Science, 11(1), 1-10. doi: 10.1186/s13012-016-0406-6.

Mitchell, B. G., Farrington, A., Allen, M., Gardner, A., Hall, L., Barnett, A. G., . . . Graves, N. (2017). Variation in hospital cleaning practice and process in Australian hospitals: A structured mapping exercise. Infection, Disease & Health, 22(4), 195-202. doi:

Mitchell, B. G., White, N., Farrington, A., Allen, M., Page, K., ….. Hall, L. (2018). Changes in knowledge and attitudes of hospital environmental services staff: The Researching Effective Approaches to Cleaning in Hospitals (REACH) study. American Journal of Infection Control. In Press