Making the Connections, Contract Cleaning and Infection Control

Source: Steve Davies, Senior Research Fellow Cardiff School of Social Sciences, April 17, 2009

This report reviews some of the evidence for two sets of connections: that between environmental cleaning and HCAI incidence, and that between competitive tendering and contracting out and high quality cleaning. Drawing on government, parliamentary, academic and business literature and data as well as Freedom of Information requests, it updates a previous UNISON report on contract cleaning and infection control.
See also:
Healthcare associated infections: A backgrounder
Source: CUPE, January 2009

– Equipment Cleaning Monitor (working template)

Environmental Cleaning Services Procedure Manual (working template based on Seven Oaks General Hospital’s experience)
Cleaning Of Non-Critical, Reusable Patient Care Equipment
Source: CUPE

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