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Care Quality Commission Report
Released on 15/10/2009
PRESS RELEASE FROM THE CSSA – 15th October 2009
CSSA WELCOMES CARE QUALITY COMMISSION REPORT ON NHS PERFORMANCE RATINGS 2008/09
REPORT SHOWS IMPROVEMENTS IN COMPLIANCE WITH HYGIENE CODE AND REDUCTIONS IN MRSA AND C. DIFF
CSSA URGES NHS TRUSTS TO USE ITS EXPERTISE TO IMPROVE CLEANING
The Cleaning and Support Services Association (CSSA) today welcomed the publication of the Care Quality Commission’s report on NHS Performance ratings 2008/09.
Speaking following publication, the CSSA Chief Executive Andrew Large said:
“The CSSA welcomes the publication of this report. We are especially pleased that the hard work that the NHS and cleaning contractors have put in is reflected in a one third reduction in the rate of C.Diff and MRSA infections and a 5 percentage point rise in compliance with standard C04a, which refers to the reduction of the risk of healthcare associated infections. ”
However, the CSSA believes that it remains unacceptable that compliance with C04a is not at 100% in view of its importance to the reduction of infections.
Commenting on the detail of the report, Andrew Large added:
“This is no time for complacency in the management of cleaning in the NHS. While good results have been achieved, the need to reduce the UK public debt must not be used as an excuse for cutting cleaning budgets. This would be counter-productive and put thousands of lives at risk”.
“If Trusts have concerns about their ability to provide a good cleaning service under still greater budgetary constraints then I would urge them to contact the CSSA and to share in the best practice that CSSA members have developed over a number of years in this field. CSSA members can advise on innovative cleaning methods and management approaches that can enable Trusts to continue to provide a high standard of infection control within challenging financial conditions. ”
Notes for Editors
Established in 1967, the Cleaning and Support Services Association is the UK trade association for private sector employers in the contract cleaning sector. CSSA members are among the leading providers of out-sourced cleaning services to the NHS.
If you would like to know more about the benefits that the association can bring to your business or are interested in becoming a member of the CSSA, please contact Andrew Large on 020 7920 9632 or email email@example.com. Alternatively, further information can be found on the website at www.cleaningindustry.orgBack