ISS drives new cleaning strategy
ISS Healthcare has commissioned an innovative project that will take a scientific and behavioural approach to healthcare cleaning and aims to drive the nation’s journey in our places that heal. The caterer worked closely with NHS England and NHS Improvement in the development of the recently published National Standards of Healthcare Cleanliness 2021.
In support of the Standards, the new ISS healthcare strategy is based on using science to validate the cleaning process. This will in turn build confidence throughout the NHS and support shorter patient stays, and ultimately provide a safe clinical environment to help save lives, not just during the Covid-19 pandemic but beyond.
Collette Sweeney, head of healthcare cleaning for ISS, explained: “The application of cleaning science and the impact of behaviour is intrinsically linked to environmental infection control. The purpose of the project is to use science to determine the efficacy and appropriateness of the healthcare cleaning process to deliver evidence-based safe systems of cleaning.”