Daisy Hill staff complete specialist cleaning programme

Declan McAteer Posted by
Monday, March 12th, 2012

The latest group of domestic services staff to complete their BICs training at Daisy Hill Hospital with Anita Carroll, Assistant Director for Acute Services – Functional Support Services, Maggie Markey, Infection Prevention and Control Nurse and Bernadette Hughes, Assistant Manager for Domestic Services and BICs Trainer.

A number of domestic staff at Daisy Hill Hospital have completed the specialist cleaning programme set by the British Institute of Cleaning Science.

The British Institute of Cleaning Science (BICs) is the largest independent professional and educational body within the cleaning industry and is ISO 9001 registered. Five assessors have been appointed within the Southern Health and Social Care Trust to roll out Level 1 BICs Training to domestic staff in all of its hospitals.

Dr Gillian Rankin, Director for Acute Services for the Southern Trust says: “Daisy Hill Hospital is continually commended in hygiene inspections and we want to ensure that we maintain these high standards. Environmental cleanliness and infection control are key Trust priorities in which our domestic staff have an important role. Cleaning in a hospital environment is a specialised task, with specific equipment, detergents and techniques involved. BICs training is enhancing the skills of our domestic team, helping them to meet the expectations of those who use our services and ensuring patient safety.”

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