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Is healthcare cleaning a special case?

March 21, 2017

Many companies offer specialist cleaning and hand hygiene solutions for the healthcare sector. But since cleaning should be a high priority in any facility, an article on the European Cleaning Journal website asks whether healthcare really needs to be treated as a special case?

Diversey Care’s global personal care portfolio manager Emma Barrett believes a few key factors do make healthcare a special case. 

“As the population rises, budgets are coming under increasing pressure,” she said in the article. “This means the industry needs to reduce the total cost of cleaning – and more importantly, infection rates in healthcare since treating and caring for secondary infections has a huge impact on costs.

“But the key feature that differentiates healthcare is the people it serves. Healthcare facilities look after the weak and infirm as well as people with compromised immune systems. Infections at the very least make a difficult situation worse but can also lead to life-threatening situations and all too often, death.”

Read the article.



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