Hospital Deep Cleaning

Deep cleaning is an essential part of a strategic infection prevention and control plan, and whether applied proactively or reactively is a crucial part in the defence against infectious disease outbreaks. As well as being a necessary preparatory step before any decontamination work can take place, deep cleaning helps create a hygienic environment to prevent the colonisation of microorganisms such as Clostridium difficile and provides a much higher level of confidence in hygiene compared to daily cleaning procedures.

Protecting Against Infection

Targeted and effective hygiene provides a clean, safe environment for patients, limiting their risk of acquiring a hospital associated infection (HAI), and with the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) warning that nearly 300,000 patients develop an infection each year whilst being treated by the NHS, the impetus is on hospitals to reduce these levels.

C.diff and MRSA are known to colonise fixtures and fittings, particularly in communal areas and this can be prevented as part of a proactive cleaning routine. Overall, deep cleaning reduces the risk of outbreaks and ward closures to new admissions which restricts the number of patients a hospital can serve.

 

Effective Implementation

With numerous and often vast areas needing to be kept clean, complicated by significant footfall, keeping hospitals hygienic can be a difficult task. Combined with the need to keep disruption to a minimum, the challenge seems even greater. Deep cleaning as part of an effective strategic hygiene plan requires adequate resourcing which can sometimes be limited or unavailable but the day to day running of the hospital can be maintained by using a specialist and dedicated service provider.

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Did you know?

Nearly 300,000 patient develop an infection each year while being treated by the NHS1

Infectious disease outbreaks can cause ward closures to new patients and restrict the number of people a hospital can serve¹

In private healthcare facilities, infectious disease outbreaks can impact revenue streams¹

How Inivos Can Help

Inivos’ deep cleaning service is thorough and effective; offering everything from pre-cleaning assessments to comprehensive hygiene programmes to help you get precisely the solution you need. We can provide decontamination in conjunction with this service too. Our team of technicians, all accredited by the Royal Society for Public Health, are fully trained and equipped to provide you with the most effective and reputable service, both as an on-call or part of a managed contract.

Our Service

We manage the project from end-to-end to ensure all stakeholders are aligned through clear communication of a complete project plan. Our teams of qualified technicians are able to operate 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to ensure rapid turnaround and minimum disturbance or disruption to the clinical schedule.

Pre-Cleaning Assessment

We first carry out a pre-cleaning assessment to understand exactly what you require. All disruption is limited to a minimum by understanding the dynamics of your environment, including the footfall, areas that may need to be isolated and whether there are any specific pathogens which need to be targeted.

Deep Cleaning

Our trained engineers, fully equipped with the necessary personal-, respiratory- and specialist disinfection equipment, then carry out an effective deep clean treatment to disinfect the target areas. Our deep cleaning treatment can decontaminate MRSA, C. difficile and coronavirus amongst other harmful pathogens.

Assured Finish

Our impeccable deliverability lies in our attention to detail and we employ cleaning methods and products that are validated as effective. The disinfection of the built environment, such as the walls, ceilings, windows and doors are just as important to us as the fixtures and fittings, furniture and equipment.

Sources:
1. DEEP CLEANING IN HOSPITALS, https://www.facilitatemagazine.com/good-practice-legal/legal-articles/2014/06/12/deep-cleaning-hospitals