Saturday, 8 March 2014

Checks on cleanliness and maintenance

 I coordinate a team of Governors who undertake checks on cleanliness, maintenance, hygiene etc. (see earlier blog). In the last 5 months we have checked

·         Out Patients 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10

·         Patients Lounge, front entrance and main corridor including WCs

·         Radiology including X-ray, ultrasound, CT, Interventional Suite

·         EAU (Emergency Assessment Unit)

·         Short Stay Surgery and Elective Surgery

·         Physiotherapy

·         Phototherapy

·         Rehabilitation and Occupational Therapy

·         HASTE and MRI

·         Day Surgery

·         Nuclear Medicine


Whereas we have found some areas where cleaning needs to be improved, where maintenance attention is required and where clutter was unacceptable, overall the checks have shown all features to be pretty good and some departments to be excellent and believe me we look for dust and dirt in every corner! Our reports are sent to senior staff responsible for all these aspects and are taken very seriously with follow up action which we intend to check. The hospital has made clear that it appreciates what we are doing and that is good.

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