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National Standards for Cleaning in NHS Wales

Albany Cleaning Solutions is a leading medical premises cleaning provider in Cardiff, Newport, Swansea, Bristol and throughout South Wales. We are trusted by healthcare providers to deliver quality cleaning services to GP surgeries, clinics, and other medical facilities in line with the National Standards for Cleaning in NHS Wales.

What are the National Standards for Cleaning in NHS Wales?

The National Standards for Cleaning in NHS Wales is a framework for which hospitals and Local Health Boards in Wales can set out details for providing cleaning services and assessing environmental cleanliness.

The document states, “the National Standards for Cleaning will apply to all NHS facilities in Wales where patient services are delivered. The Standards provide a framework that Local Health Boards can adapt to meet local requirements. These requirements will include the development of cleaning plans, training programmes and decisions about staffing, including who is accountable and takes responsibility for cleaning.  

Improving Health in Wales identified a need for environmental cleanliness to be monitored through consistent auditing procedures on a national basis.” [source]

The Standards set out transparent processes for cleanliness, who the stakeholders are, and who is responsible for assessing the effectiveness of cleaning services. They also suggest minimum cleaning frequencies (which can be increased if considered necessary at a local level), guidance for the Standards to be achieved, the difference between cleaning and maintenance, and so much more.

Albany Cleaning Solutions and the National Standards for Cleaning in Wales

As a trusted cleaning provider for Local Health Boards across Wales, we have been working within the National Standards for Cleaning in Wales for many years. We know the importance of infection control and insist on the highest standards from every one of our cleaning teams.

To provide a superior cleaning service in accordance with requirements laid out by the National Standards for Cleaning in Wales, we do the following:

  • Use cleaning materials and equipment to safeguard infection control
  • Have a dedicated expert medical cleaning management team
  • Carry out regular quality audits via our Area Supervisors
  • All staff are DBS checked, wear uniforms and are thoroughly vetted by our team
  • Continually refresh all aspects of staff training to deliver the best practice
  • Offer flexible cleaning services, including out-of-hours and weekends, to suit your needs

Albany Cleaning Solutions are a dedicated and professional team of cleaning experts, and our aim is always to exceed our customers’ expectations as the quality leader in providing commercial cleaning services. This will give you complete confidence that you, your staff and your patients will be safe and protected at all times.

If you would like our advice on your cleaning service requirements and your challenges, please contact Albany Cleaning Solutions today. Call us at 029 2048 7538 or email to arrange a cleaning survey that will support you and adhere to the National Standards for Cleaning in Wales.

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