Hospital Cleaning Award

Patients expect hospitals to be clean. This award acknowledges the efforts made by NHS organisations in recent years to raise standards in cleanliness and reduce the risk of hospital acquired infections.

2016 Winner

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust

Hospital Cleaning 2016 Winner: Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust

The cleaning and housekeeping department of Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust continues to consistently maintain high standards. The team is recognised both internally and externally for the hard work and dedication towards cleaning. This year’s Patient Led Assessment of the Care Environment (PLACE) ‘Cleaning Scores’ achieved 98.93 per cent across the 11 community hospitals inspected - the third consecutive year the cleaning scores have been above the national average.

Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust - Infection Control
North Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust - Cleaning Service Redesign
NHS Forth Valley - Forth Valley Royal Hospital

2015 Winner

Weston General Hospital
Housekeepers and supervisors create a hygienic and safe environment for patients at this year's winner. Tailored training programmes have helped the Trust achieve a 98 per cent cleanliness rating in its latest Patient-Led Assessments of the Care Environment.

2015 Commended
Sussex Community NHS Trust
Central Manchester NHS Foundation Trust
Hampshire Hospitals NHS Trust
Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust