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When Is Deep Cleaning Required in Hospitals


Hospital Deep Cleaning

There are various methods used for hospital cleaning used across the country, one of these techniques is the use of deep cleaning. Deep cleaning should be conducted as well as a regular cleaning routine and should not be completed as a substitute. This is a thorough cleaning procedure which often consists of hospital wards being emptied so that they can be cleaned more thoroughly. The deep cleaning process often involves the extensive cleaning of beds, radiators and other fixtures.

At KDC, we pride ourselves in delivering crucial support services to hospitals and keep disruption at a minimum to their day to day routine. Below we explain some of the challenges of deep cleaning and when it is required in hospitals.

The Challenges of Deep Cleaning

Hospitals are huge buildings and contain large numbers of people. Many of these people are unwell, and this makes it tough to conduct a deep clean and hospital hygiene levels within such strict standards. If these high standards do decline and there is an outbreak of an infection can become a severe burden on the hospital and administrative staff. In the case of an outbreak the wards in hospitals, they could stop access to wards for new patients which could restrict the number of patients that a hospital can care for. Deep cleaning is also a complicated process and needs to avoid causing a lot of disturbance to members of staff and patients.

Prevent the Risk of Common Infections Spreading

Deep cleaning is essential to hospitals to keep the risk of infections spreading at a minimum. You should consult with your cleaning company to set out a strategic plan. This will make sure that your chosen cleaning specialists will have an efficient approach when it comes to carrying out the deep clean to prevent common infections spreading. KDC aim to combat outbreaks of common infections by acting quickly and efficiently to sanitise different hospital areas.

To Meet Insurance Requirements and Reduce Your Liability

Partnering up with a deep cleaning specialist will help hospitals meet insurance requirements and reduce their liability. A hospital that has a deep cleaning process in place demonstrates that it is complying with the requirements set out by the government. A hospital that conducts a deep clean is also making sure that they have done all they can to guarantee an environment that is safe for patients and visitors.

To Prevent Cross Contamination in Staff Changing Rooms

To reduce cross-contamination hospitals must be proactive. The deep cleaning procedure also focuses on the hygiene of communal areas in hospitals. This is essential because as soon as a patient is identified as having an infection must be disinfected. If a hospital knows a ward has previously been contaminated, it must be thoroughly cleaned before patients and visits can use it again.

To Sanitise Kitchen Equipment

Deep cleaning is required in hospitals because it will help to comply with the high food hygiene regulations that they have to abide by. The deep clean of a hospital’s kitchen equipment will also reduce foodborne diseases and ensure a good working environment for hospital staff. However, it is essential also, that crucial members of staff take responsibility and make sure that they implement hygiene control procedures that are in place.

If you would like further information on our cleaning services, call us today on 0208 245 8850 or find out about the many benefits of using KDC. Our other hygiene services include structural cleaning, extraction cleaning, cooking equipment, canopy and filter cleaning, servery cleaning and staff changing rooms. We offer a cost effective solution, whatever your cleaning requirement.

When Is Deep Cleaning Required in Hospitals
Article Updated On:
November 16, 2021
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