Reference 2020-305

 

REF:       2020-305       

Subject:   Personal Protective Equipment for staff cleaning your hospital   

 

Request:

Dear Sir/Madam,

I would like to make a request under the Freedom of Information Act concerning Personal Protective Equipment for staff cleaning your hospital.

 

  1. Is your cleaning managed in-house or outsourced to a private contractor?

 

(If in-house, please respond to questions 2-4, if outsourced, please respond to questions 5-7)

 

  1. What PPE do you provide to cleaners?

 

  1. What training do you provide to cleaners on doffing and donning PPE?

 

  1. Do you collect data on PPE’s failure to protect cleaners? Is this data broken down by sex and ethnicity of the cleaners? Can you provide this data?

 

  1. To whom is your cleaning outsourced?

 

  1. Can you provide a copy of the contract you have with them?

 

  1. Has this contract been amended in any way that affects the provision of PPE or training in the use of PPE for hospital cleaners since February 1, 2020? If so, how?

 

 

 

Response:

I would like to make a request under the Freedom of Information Act concerning Personal Protective Equipment for staff cleaning your hospital.
1. Is your cleaning managed in-house or outsourced to a private contractor?

 

(If in-house, please respond to questions 2-4, if outsourced, please respond to questions 5-7)

In House, iFM Bolton Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of Bolton NHS FT

 

2. What PPE do you provide to cleaners? Fluid Resistant Surgical Masks (FRSM), specifically face fitted FFP3 masks, aprons, gloves, visors, long sleeved gowns.
3. What training do you provide to cleaners on doffing and donning PPE? Verbally instructed and shown video provided by the Trust, Public Health England and other posters.
4. Do you collect data on PPE’s failure to protect cleaners? Is this data broken down by sex and ethnicity of the cleaners? Can you provide this data? We do not collect this information, because there is no identifiable way of knowing where they caught COViD.

 

5. To whom is your cleaning outsourced? Not Applicable
6. Can you provide a copy of the contract you have with them?
7. Has this contract been amended in any way that affects the provision of PPE or training in the use of PPE for hospital cleaners since February 1, 2020? If so, how?