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Environmental Cleaning Policy

Doc type: Policy Directive
Compliance with this policy directive is mandatory.

Doc No.: PD2012_061

Functional Group - Sub Group:
Clinical/ Patient Services - Infectious diseases
Clinical/ Patient Services - Governance and Service Delivery

The Environmental Cleaning Policy aims to identify the functional areas in a healthcare facility that require cleaning and/or disinfection and outline the frequencies to achieve the minimum cleaning standard for those areas; and outline Key Performance Indicators for measuring cleaning service performance in achieving a uniform approach to environmental cleaning in healthcare facilities.

Date of Publication: 16 November 2012

Replaces: N/A
Author Branch: Clinical Excellence Commission

This document applies to: Local Health Districts, Board Governed Statutory Health Corporations, Specialty Network Governed Statutory Health Corporations, Affiliated Health Organisations, Public Health System Support Division, Community Health Centres, Dental Schools and Clinics, NSW Ambulance Service, Public Health Units, Public Hospitals

Audience: All NSW Health staff

Distributed to: Public Health System, Health Associations Unions, NSW Ambulance Service , Ministry of Health, Private Hospitals and Day Procedure Centres , Tertiary Education Institutes

Review Date: 16 November 2017

Policy Manual: Patient Matters

File No: D12/6637

Status: Active

File link: Environmental Cleaning Policy
File size: 135Kb

Environmental Cleaning Policy

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