Poor Hospital Cleanliness Affects Everybody

Poor hospital cleanliness affects everybody, especially newborns struggling during early stages of development. A nurse walks a baby to the NICU ward.

Maintaining a high standard of cleanliness is near the top of a hospital’s priorities. Within a properly cleaned environment, patients will receive better care and look forward to a faster recovery. But when a hospital or medical center settles for anything less than the best, the lack of hospital cleanliness can have a negative effect. 

Low-quality hospital cleanliness leads to a higher amount of healthcare-associated infections. An HAI can occur when a patient enters the hospital for treatment or a surgery, but while they were staying in the hospital, they had contracted an infection.

Cutting corners during hospital cleaning will only increase the likelihood of HAIs spreading throughout the facility. High touch areas, like door handles, countertops, banisters, or even some medical equipment, might not get the required attention that they deserve during the cleaning process. Many facilities like to believe that if the floor looks clean, everything else must be clean, too.

High-traffic areas in your facility need close attention. Because of the high number of people, some rooms or areas need to be cleaned more than just once a day. Every effort needs to be made to prevent cross contamination.

Spending the time on maintaining the cleanliness of your facility is absolutely worth it. A healthier environment leads to healthier people. Patients and visitors may not see every spot that has not been thoroughly cleaned, but they will certainly feel it after contracting an HAI. 

Whether it’s a hospital, outpatient facility, medical office building or surgery center, Progressive Building Services healthcare cleaning efforts ensures proper disinfecting and best practices that exceed the toughest healthcare cleaning standards and regulations. We can guarantee that our facilities will lead the nation in the reduction of HAIs.

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