Nurses in Charge of Cleaning Hospital Toilets and Floors

On September 4th, 2012 By 

nurses having to clean hospitalsNurses are increasingly more and more ‘forced’ to mop floors and clean toilets voluntarily as cleaning in hospitals is not adequate. 

Nursing Times have conducted a survey of a thousand nurses and 1/3 of them admit to having to clean up the hospital premises. They shared the opinion that cleaning services, provided to the wards and the hospital as a whole, were not up to the standards required. Some of them even point out that hospital management may have reduced cleaning expenses. 20% of all health assistants asked admit to cleaning a bed after discharging a diseased or infectious patient.

Most of the health executives clean voluntarily without being trained to do such cleaning procedures. Cleaning hospital wards should be carried out in a different way. Royal College of Nursing’s adviser on infection prevention and control, Rose Gallagher, said that “Cleaning in hospitals is not the same as cleaning your own home.” It is not that nurses should get their hands dirty and clean, but a dedicated professional cleaner is always a better solution.

Hygiene is crucial , and when it comes to public health services, some regular sanitizing benefits the society.

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