Healthcare facilities are by definition designed to receive patients with health problems, so they must have a good level of hotelier capacity coupled with a high level of hygiene, according to an article on the European Cleaning Journal website.
Different areas in healthcare facilities require varied levels of hygienic cleaning. For each area a specific cleaning program must be followed to protect patients and avoid cross-contamination.
The constant challenge in healthcare is to stay consistently at a high level of hygiene, while the cleaning situation is deteriorating constantly during the time the environmental services staff is working.
It’s vital to make sure that staff is following the basic cleaning rules, including cleaning from the cleanest to the dirtiest; use the correct chemical detergent on the right surfaces; use disinfectant only when needed on clean surfaces.