In the Healthcare Sector? Choose the Right Cleaning Contractors

It’s no secret that cleanliness is a serious issue in the healthcare sector. Hospitals, clinics, dentists’ surgeries, and doctors’ surgeries are all on the front line when it comes to the fight against bacteria. It’s vitally important for those in charge of these premises to make sure that they are as clean as possible to protect patient health and well-being.

Colvin Cleaning believes that the best way to safeguard patient health - and the health of their families - is to ensure that medical practices are as clean as possible. The UK government estimates that the cost of healthcare-associated infection is around £1 billion per year. Common bugs that affect people in the healthcare sector include C.difficile, E.coli, and MRSA. These bacteria can cause severe infections in weakened patients and sometimes lead to death.

Patients with nosocomial-acquired infections also spend far longer than their non-infected counterparts, in hospital. Stays can be extended from 10 to 21 days on average, depending on the type of bug. Medical practices are, therefore, incentivised to use professional cleaning contractors to ensure that they make the best use of resources available to them, protect patients, and, importantly, save money.

Why Choose Colvin Cleaning?

Colvin Cleaning has significant experience of cleaning in the healthcare sector. Here’s why you should consider us as professional cleaning partners for your premises.

We Help You Meet Regulatory Requirements

In 2008, the government passed the Health and Social Care Act, an act of parliament which contained a Code of Practice for how medical practices should clean their premises. The bill stated that preventing infection through good cleanliness was essential for the health and well-being of the citizens of the UK.

Further to that, the government body, the Care Quality Commission, also outlines standards that healthcare providers must meet in order to protect their patients adequately. Meeting these standards in-house (by doing the cleaning yourself) is difficult. Prudent medical establishments use trusted cleaning contractors to do the work for them and provide a thorough service. Colvin Cleaning enables medical providers to achieve and surpass the regulatory requirements, ensuring that their healthcare premises are safe and suitable for patient care.

How We Help You Meet Cleaning Requirements

HEPA Filtration Vacuums

HEPA filtration is a special kind of filtration on vacuum cleaners which enables them to trap spores more effectively than regular vacuums.

Scrubbing Machines for Tiled Floors

We use deep scrubbing on tiled floors to ensure that they remain clean. We customise our scrubbing methods to the specification of the flooring to provide maximum cleaning effect.

Compact and Manoeuvrable Machinery

Effective cleaning in the healthcare setting, means being able to clean all surfaces. Some providers use standard-size machinery, but this is not always appropriate in the medical context. Dentists and doctors surgeries require specialised, manoeuvrable cleaning apparatus that facilitate cleaning of all your nooks and crannies. Colvin Cleaning provides the right equipment for the job.

We Minimise the Risk of Infection

Healthcare-acquired infections constitute a significant risk to the health of your patients. It’s essential that you protect them with good cleaning to defend their lives and your reputation. News of a healthcare-acquired infection can spread fast, putting the brand of your practice at risk.

Colvin Cleaning understands how to clean in such as way as to prevent the spread of infection. We train all our staff in the art of cleaning in the healthcare sector and know how and where dangerous bacteria are likely to thrive. We take extra precautions, including using the right kinds of disinfectant, to ensure that your medical practice achieves as high a standard as possible, reducing the burden of disease. Choosing Colvin Cleaning gives you peace of mind that you are in the hands of professionals, and that you’re doing everything possible to keep your premises hygienic.

We are Dedicated Professionals

Cleaning in the healthcare sector is much more demanding than in any other. Attention to detail and using the proper equipment is vital to protect the health of all people passing through your facility. By choosing Colvin Cleaning, you’re selecting professionals with proven experience in the healthcare sector. Our people have experience cleaning in Brighton, Eastbourne, Crawley, Tunbridge Wells and all across Sussex and Kent. Not all cleaning companies can offer bespoke, specialist cleaning services for the healthcare sector.

By choosing professionals, you can rest assured that the job is being done correctly. Our professional cleaners understand the importance of doing a thorough job, ensuring that your premises are spotless on a daily basis. They are driven by the same concerns as you - to protect patient health and make sure that people do not acquire nosocomial infections.

We are Reliable

There’s no denying that the pressure on healthcare professionals is high. All too often, professionals face an environment in which they have too many patients, and too little time and resources to treat them all effectively. As a result, you want things like cleaning services to hum along automatically in the background, without you ever having to think about it. At Colvin Cleaning, we provide a reliable service that works like clockwork, cleaning your premises during specified hours, and ensuring that we do the work to an exceptional standard. You want a cleaning service that you can rely on and don’t even have to think about as you attend to your patients.

We Uphold Patient Confidentiality

Patient data is sensitive. That’s why we make sure that all our staff are fully trained in upholding and maintaining patient confidentiality. Before cleaners work with us, they are fully vetted to ensure that they do not pose a risk to patients. We also implement strict training protocols which teach staff members of the importance of respecting patient privacy and maintaining confidentiality at all times. We apply DBS checks where relevant.


Effective cleaning is the cornerstone of a good healthcare practice. It protects patients from disease, saves money, and improves your brand. Colvin Cleaning has an exceptional track record helping healthcare providers like you ensure that their premises are clean and safe for everybody using them.

Published Date:11th December 2018

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