Infection Control in Offices, Estates and Facilities

Pathogens do not discriminate between healthcare settings.

Across hospital and healthcare settings, the estates and facilities are just as important in terms of infection prevention and control as the clinical side of healthcare.

Whether it is an administration block or a clinic, the transmission of infections works in exactly the same way. Ensuring offices and work spaces are treated with the same robust cleaning routine as clinics, theatres and other healthcare settings will help prevent and control infections. Office and facilities staff are as vulnerable as patients and healthcare workers to infection. Inivos’ structured approach, with the minimum of disruption, will provide a cleansing routine to ensure offices and office staff are not at risk.

Thorough cleaning and where needed, decontamination, is the only way to prevent the transmission of pathogens across the site. Regular cleaning with proven and tested equipment such as our decontamination robots, UV-C lights, surface care and regular water system flushing are the only way to ensure an infection free environment.

Through our sampling work with Peterborough City Hospital, we evaluated the level of contamination in key non-patient environments before and after UV-C decontamination with the Ultra-V machine. Before decontamination, the results showed that office equipment, including the desk and telephone, contained a higher average TVC than sluice areas. This highlights the importance of treating non-patient areas with efficient cleaning processes.