Daily hospital cleaning helps to protect clinically vulnerable patients from a range of hospital-acquired infections – and REACT delivers.
As we move into a new phase of ‘living with Covid’, there are plenty of reasons to be optimistic. But we need to remember that there are other infections out there – and that vulnerable people still need protecting. In clinical care settings, the focus continues to be on cleanliness and hygiene to enhance infection control. Keeping hospitals clean clearly presents a massive challenge to deliver across the modern healthcare system. Among the priorities for hospital cleaning must be that it doesn’t interfere with clinical procedures. In this blog, we’re going to take a closer look at our daily hospital cleaning service, which helps to keep clinical care pathways clear.
Hospital cleaning that meets the highest standards
A 21st-century hospital is a complex environment to keep clean. Not only is it important to clean everywhere, but it’s also vital to pay special attention to certain key areas. A key purpose for cleaning hospitals is to reduce rates of hospital-acquired infections. Whether it’s tackling MRSA or other ‘superbugs’, a seasonal infection such as Norovirus, or an endemic disease like Covid, infection control remains of paramount importance.
Indeed, it’s important to maintain the highest of specifications when it comes to cleaning. As part of its broader framework, the NHS published new national standards of healthcare cleanliness in April 2021 (Read more here >). One focus is on the need for a collaborative approach, together with clear lines of responsibility. The standards also produce a renewed commitment to measure and benchmark performance in a uniform way. Compliance with standards and auditing processes are written into contracts with cleaning service providers to help achieve that consistency. By contracting out cleaning to a specialist cleaning company such as REACT, NHS hospitals can demonstrate that this is happening.
Daily hospital cleaning that focuses on hygiene
Our dedicated NHS cleaning team operates to leading industry standards and within the framework set out by the NHS and government. The team is highly trained, medically fit, well-equipped, security cleared and inoculated to protect themselves from hazard. We provide flexible, high-quality daily cleaning of premises to maintain a clean, productive, and professional clinical area at all times. This includes deep cleaning of wards, consultation rooms and theatre areas as well as kitchen facilities, restrooms, and storage facilities.
But we don’t overlook waiting rooms, public areas, and corridors either. Our dedicated and fully vetted staff will ensure all public areas are clean and presentable to both staff and visitors at the start of the working day. Specialist cleaning materials and devices are available, including floor polishing and steam cleaning of any carpeted areas.
Clinical care is enhanced by infection control
A particular area of expertise for REACT is our Infection Control Service. This successfully reduces the risk of infections, providing protection against MRSA, Swine Flu, C. difficile and Norovirus, as well as Covid. With infection control, we pay particular attention to operating theatres and endoscopy facilities, as well as general wards. We are also a licensed waste carrier with a fully traceable waste disposal system, which means that we can undertake clinical waste removal and sharps disposal.
Our daily hospital cleaning service provides best-in-class contract cleaning for healthcare providers. By keeping out of the way of clinicians, we support them in doing the best possible job. And now more than ever, we need healthcare professionals to be able to focus on what they do best: provide excellent clinical care.
To find out more about REACT Specialist Cleaning and our daily hospital cleaning services, contact one of the team today.
Post by Shaun D. Doak
Shaun is the CEO of REACT Group plc., a business dedicated to specialist cleaning, hygiene, and decontamination. He is deeply committed to making sure that every one of our company’s clients receives the highest possible level of service. An expert in HVAC and commercial and industrial cleaning methodologies, Shaun has extensive experience in the facilities management and renewable services sector.