Environmental Services - January 2017

More cleaning staff at hospitals urged

The Ontario Council of Hospital Unions says there isn’t sufficient cleaning staff to keep hospitals clean

1/20/2017


Technology's impact on hospital hygiene is growing

New survey says modernized healthcare equipment can have a significant impact

1/19/2017


Cuts to environmental services staff lead to rise in hospital-acquired infections, study says

Union representatives drew a relationship between hospital underfunding and a rise in preventable deaths

1/12/2017


Healthcare facility environmental services managers share top concerns

Role of the environmental services department in patient care often underestimated

1/12/2017


Designing for long-term care infection control

Designers should take every opportunity to protect against possible bacterial and infectious agents

1/11/2017


Flu sweeping through Canadian nursing facilities linked to 15 deaths

Seventeen care facilities in British Columbia are believed to be affected

1/9/2017


Hospital trust called pest controllers more than once a week last year

The trust in Cumbria, U.K., called in pest controllers 58 times during the 2015/16 year

1/9/2017


Healthcare facility's environmental services team behind infection prevention and control efforts

Infection prevention and control team at Salisbury District Hospital focuses on patient safety

1/6/2017


Dead mice, insects found near facility's instrument sterilization area

Officials are advising patients to get tested for hepatitis B, hepatitis C and HIV

1/5/2017



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