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Creating a superior washroom experience

Washrooms play a critical role in driving a positive perception of healthcare facilities

June 9, 2017

A dirty or badly-maintained washroom reflects badly on how a healthcare facility is managed and ultimately the care provided to patients, according to an article on the European Cleaning Journal website.

Within a hospital there are four key groups of people that regularly visit the washroom: patients, staff, visitors and cleaners. Patients with compromised immune systems need an area that is safe, the article said.

A shared washroom facility has the potential to spread infection so it is vital this risk is minimized. Patients may also have reduced mobility, so functionality of the area must be considered. For instance, dispensers may be too large for the space available.

Delivering a satisfactory washroom experience means making sure that the washroom is clean, looks inviting and smells fresh.

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