"germs waiting to pounce on every unsuspecting patient"

About: Salisbury District Hospital / Trauma and orthopaedics

(as the patient),

Having spent a week in the Orthopaedic ward to have a knee replacement I was disgusted with the level of cleaning. The cleaner must have had a wonder mop because it only saw water once and after doing half the ward that was it for the day. During my stay there was a paper tissue which was there when I arrived and still in situ when I left. I never saw a table, chair or window sill dusted and as for the toilets......

I was not alone in my feelings and having been moved from a single ward to one shared with three other patients there appeared to be a general level of cleanliness - non existent.

I think that cleaning should be brought "in house" so that the cleaners feel part of the whole hospital if it is already run internally there should be a much much higher level of management. What is the point of nurses having clean scrubs every day when all around them there are germs waiting to pounce on every unsuspecting patient?

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