Housekeeping audit finds problems at B.C. healthcare facility

March 15, 2018

Officials from Interior Health have stepped up supervision and training at the Arrow Lakes Hospital (ALH) after the facility failed a housekeeping audit, according to an article on the Arrow Lakes News website.

The changes were made after the hospital scored 83.92 out of 100 in cleanliness, below the provincial target level of 85.The hospital was the only one of six hospitals in the West Kootenay to fall below the provincial standard.

Inspectors checking ALH found dust and dirt on windowsills and door frames, grime on the floors in corners, and dirty baseboards. 

Most of the problems found were on fixtures, floors and furnishing, though there was blood found on a bed in a trauma room and dust and dirt on wheelchairs and walkers. Traces of feces and urine were found around toilets in one of the hospice rooms and an inspected washroom.

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