City Hospitals Sunderland has established a cleaning specification which is based around the principals of the national standards of cleanliness for the NHS. The aim is to always exceed identified national standards by continually developing the specification through listening to visitors, patients and other key service users.
Matrons and Control of Infection Nurses play a key role in the continued management and delivery of cleaning services. Stringent monitoring and review of performance is an ongoing feature of the service. The domestic team’s underlying aim is to make a significant contribution to offering a clean, safe and hygienic environment for all at City Hospitals Sunderland and to contribute to the prevention of hygiene related infection.
We work in partnership with G4S, who provides the full range of cleaning services at Sunderland Royal Hospital. The service standards are rigorously monitored by City Hospitals Sunderland staff. G4S supports all City Hospitals Sunderland initiatives, and work within all CHS policies and procedures, including continuous staff development. The contract is reviewed for Quality, safety and efficiency on an annual basis, with Healthcare Initial continually investing in service developments.