Taking adequate measures in order to prevent the spread of diseases in hospitals and clinical areas is of paramount importance, given the number of viral diseases that are present, such as bacterial diseases and norovirus. There are a number of measures that can be implemented to ensure high levels of cleanliness amongst patients, visitors as well as medical staff.
Hand washing stations
It is a requirement for these to be present in all rooms and soap, hand wash and hand towels should also be available for patients, visitors and medical carers too.
Hygienic wall cladding
It is necessary for all clinical and hospital services to be made up of hygienic wall cladding. This is a type of wall unit that also has a layer of added protection that carries less dirt and bacteria and is also easier to clean.
This must be placed at the entrance of any doorway in order to allow both staff and guests to sterilise their hands when entering and leaving a room in order to prevent spread of germs.
Hand sanitiser kills 99% of bacteria on hands when used effectively. Regular checks need to be carried out to ensure enough hand sanitiser is available at all times.
All medical facilities will need an official cleaning rota, to ensure every room and floor has been properly cleaning. Staff need to be available on call or on demand to clean spills to prevent the risk of contamination.
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