Reference 2019-498

REF:            2019-498

Subject:        Domestic services

 

 

Request:

Are your domestic services currently provided by “in house” staff or by an external contractor?

How many WTE domestic staff do you currently have?

How many WTE domestic supervisors do you have

Do you operate a 24 hour service?

What % of your staff are paid according to AFC terms and conditions, and what % are paid via an external contractor (if applicable)?

Who cleans and decontaminates your beds, mattresses and equipment?

Do you use HPV,UV or steam? If yes when do you use it?

How do you manage your “special cleans”?

Do you cross charge departments for any consumables, if yes which consumables?

How many hours a day would you allocate to cleaning an average ward of 30 beds?

 

Response:

Are your domestic services currently provided by “in house” staff or by an external contractor? Private Limited company
How many WTE domestic staff do you currently have? 111.02 WTE

 

How many WTE domestic supervisors do you have 6 WTE
Do you operate a 24 hour service? Yes
What % of your staff are paid according to AFC terms and conditions, and what % are paid via an external contractor (if applicable)? 18.4% on AfC terms
Who cleans and decontaminates your beds, mattresses and equipment? NHS healthcare staff cleans the bed, mattresses and patient equipment.
Do you use HPV,UV or steam? If yes when do you use it?

 

Yes – we use Hydrogen peroxide fogging machines when instructed to do so by infection control. 24 hours per day.

 

How do you manage your “special cleans”?

 

They are booked as Amber or Red Terminal cleans if the bed space has been subject to a virus as listed by infection control.
Do you cross charge departments for any consumables, if yes which consumables? No
How many hours a day would you allocate to cleaning an average ward of 30 beds? Average of 5 – 8 hours per day.