Operating Theatre Cleaning ... Your First
Weapon to Prevent SSI
"Surgical Site Infections" are amongst
the most prevalent healthcare associated infections. Proper cleaning in the operating theatre is
The operating theatre is one of the most important places in the hospital for thorough
This is definitely not a place to rely on overstretched in-house resources.
A recent UK prevalence survey found that "Surgical Site Infections" accounted for 14% of
healthcare associated infections - and a staggering 5% of patients undergoing surgery developed a
surgical site infection*.
You'll want a reliable, professional, properly resourced specialist cleaning service that
will follow an established procedure ... and do so thoroughly and effectively.
A service that will conscientiously clean:
- floors - including corners and edges
- all horizontal surfaces
- examination couches
- Mayo stands
- lights and canopy
- door handles
- ventilation grids
You'll want to arrange a regular schedule for your cleaning - covering all items that will need cleaning at
You'll want to be sure that all operatives are properly trained, monitored and motivated.
Why not call now on 0844 560 3833 and ask to speak to
Graham - because cleaning operating theatres is our speciality.
Or, if you prefer, fill in your details on our Web Enquiry Form. We'll get straight back to you.
Do it now ... because your hospital will be a better place - thanks to you!
*Source: Smyth et al, 2008, cited in Jennie Wilson, Shona Burman-Roy, David
Leaper "Preventing and Managing Surgical Site Infections" British Journal of Hospital
Medicine 70(4): 184 - 185 (April 2009)