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Right Arrow Southport Hospital 10 percent cleaner than last year - PR/42/0506
10 February 2006 at 15:27
In an independent audit carried out on Wednesday (8 Feb) by facilities managers from a neighbouring Trust, Southport & Formby District General Hospital was declared 93 percent clean. This is an increase of 10 percent on this time last year. Geoff Wilding, Facilities Manager at Southport, said, “This is a great result for us as we were disappointed last year. To have improved this much is a credit to the cleaners in the hospital who have to work in a very busy environment. We hope we can improve still further on this next year.” The team of inspectors carried out a comprehensive review from beds to toilets and everything in between, and declared them as either clean or dirty. We scored an average of 93 percent, with one of the areas assessed scoring 100 percent. Notes to Editors As part of the Model Cleaning Contract brought in last year by the Department of Health as a weapon in the war against hospital acquired infections, each year hospitals have to have an inspection called a National Specification for Cleanliness. The six areas visited at Southport Hospital were: Outpatients Department Intensive Care Unit Accident and Emergency Department Three ward areas These areas range from moderate risk areas to a very high risk area. Issued by Matthew King, Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust. Enquiries to: Matthew King Tel: 01704 704714 E-mail: matthew.king@southportandormskirk.nhs.uk