How to Clean a Medical Facility? Cleaning Checklist

cannon medical clinic specialists doing clinic cleaning with the help of a predefine cleaning checklist
27 Sep 2022

In a study done by the Journal of Hospital Infection to evaluate the cleaning procedures of medical cleaning checklists, almost half of respondents (47%) relied entirely on daily visual monitoring to determine the cleanliness and cleaning requirements of the environment. Protecting patients from microorganisms that may be present in a medical facility is an important aspect of ensuring their health. Regular cleaning is vital for most organisations, but it is extremely critical for any healthcare facility, regardless of size.

Daily Clinic Cleaning Tasks: Areas that needs to be cleaned

Outside Clinic area:
  • Remove rubbish and debris from the area surrounding any outside bins or ashtrays.
  • Make sure that the main paths don’t have any pools of water or other potential slip and fall hazards.
  • Clean up the area surrounding the waste bins.
  • Be sure there is no litter in the parking area.
  • The walkway and entry mats should be cleaned or replaced.
Reception area:
  • Clean up the dust and debris using a hoover.
  • Clean the desks, chairs, tables, and computers, and dust the office’s furniture and equipment.
  • Organise and clean up the partitions and floors.
  • Take out the rubbish bags and get new bin liners.
  • The hard floors should be stripped and polished annually to keep up the professional look and to preserve the surfaces.
  • Keep the hard floors clean by sweeping and mopping them.
  • Sanitise and all door handles and touch points.
  • Sanitise all table surfaces, chairs, and countertops.
Doctor/GP Offices :
  • Remove dirt and debris from the floor by sweeping or vacuuming it.
  • Declutter workspaces by putting away any unnecessary items.
  • Get rid of any potential germs by sanitising phones, keyboards, and mice.
Toilet areas:
  • Restock the bathroom with new paper towels, soap, and toilet paper.
  • Clean and sanitise all WC’s
  • Wash all glass surfaces and mirrors.
  • Remove any potential germs from the washroom by disinfecting the surfaces, door handles, dispensers and hand dryers.
  • Sweep and mop the floor.
Treatment Rooms:
  • Don’t forget to wash your hands subsequently.
  • Remove all possible traces of blood or other body fluids.
  • It’s time to wash your hands and don’t forget to put on fresh gloves.
  • When cleaning, use fresh gloves.
  • Walls, floors, and countertops should be spot cleaned.
  • Sweep and mop the floor.
Cafeteria/Kitchen areas:
  • Clean and disinfect eating spaces, including tables and chairs.
  • If there are patients or visitors in the cafeteria, work around them.
  • Mop and clean all floors.
  • Clean out the break room microwaves and refrigerators regularly.

Weekly and Monthly Cleaning Tasks:

  • Clean and buff the tile, hardwood, and stone floors.
  • Wash the drapes and blinds.
  • Window exteriors should be wiped down.
  • Clean and buff any hardwood floors and furnishings.
  • Clean and disinfect all of the kitchen equipment, including the refrigerator, microwave, and stove.
  • Carpets and rugs should be vacuumed.
  • In the kitchen and bathrooms, scrub the sinks and tiles.

Things to keep in mind while cleaning Medical Equipment

According to multiple studies, 40-50% of equipment such as photocopiers, vending machines, weighing scales, and water dispensers may not need daily maintenance. However, they must be cleaned and dusted once every week to maintain their appearance and prevent them from storing germs or viruses.

It is prudent to clean and sanitise these devices and equipment on a weekly basis, since they will be used often throughout the week. Pay special attention to the buttons, knobs, and push screens that collect the most fingerprints.

Medical Equipment Cleaning Checklist

It is only for medical equipment that come into contact with skin health, such as blood pressure cuffs and stethoscopes:

  • Use a mild or moderate cleaning solution between usage by different individuals.
  • Utilise cleaning services like Electrostatic disinfection services offered by Canon Cleaning.
  • Dust and clean printers and photocopiers.
  • Dust and sanitise diagnostic equipment such as x-ray and MRI devices.
  • Wet-wipe the telephones.

Best ways to keep clinic germ-free both inside and out

For your medical facility cleaning checklist, electrostatic disinfection is a must.

The electrostatic disinfection spray and wipe approach is widely used for disinfecting surfaces. Accidental transmission of germs from one surface to another is a real risk while wiping. Using an electrostatic sprayer would prevent it from happening.

The TECcare CONTROL solution we spray has been shown to eliminate 99.99% of enveloped viruses (including COVID-19) within minutes of contact. When sprayed on any surface, our electrostatic disinfection spray creates a barrier that lasts for up to 30 days.

All surfaces it is directed towards will be tenaciously clung to by the positively charged particles in our spray. Due to this, we can maximise productivity because we can get to anything, even if it’s in an awkward spot. This method is preferable to fogging because it can bend around obstacles.

Methods of Waste Disposal in Clinics

Reducing the potential for infection during health and social care activities depends in large part on effective waste management. At Cannon Cleaning, we keep in mind the following in order to properly control healthcare waste:

  • Environmental, waste, and transportation laws, as well as those governing the prevention of infections and the protection of workers.
  • Controlling trash and maintaining order
  • Disposal Methods and Materials Classification

Reasons to Keep Hospital & Medical Facility Clean

  1. Avoid infection: Infection danger is why medical procedures must be clean. As patients are already susceptible, a medical practice must avoid infection transmission.
  2. Avoid Penalties and Closure: NHS England defines National Standards of Healthcare Cleanliness for clinics, hospitals and other healthcare facilities. Non-compliant healthcare facility face penalties and closure.
  3. Safeguard employees: Professional hospital cleaning services assist safeguard personnel and patients from potentially lethal illnesses. Choose a cleaning service devoted to satisfying healthcare standards and expectations.

Over To You

The cleanliness of a medical facility has a direct impact on a patient’s health and well-being. After becoming familiar with the Medical Facility cleaning checklist now it’s time to hire healthcare cleaning specialists who clean areas of the clinic according to daily, weekly and monthly tasks.

Cannon Cleaning provide healthcare cleaning services in Bedfordshire, London, Buckinghamshire and nearby locations. Get in touch with us for a free quote.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a healthcare cleaning checklist?

A hospital treats people’s illnesses. A hospital cleaning checklist helps maintain excellent hygiene standards both internally and externally.

What rules must be followed for medical clinical cleaning?

Cleaners should have masks, gloves, and disposable shoe coverings when applicable. With Cannon Cleaning, you don’t have to be concerned with any such matters.

How much is medical cleaning for my facility?

Please call us on 0800 001 4042 or fill out our contact form and we will be happy to provide a quotation