Consultancy and training services: Our team of healthcare specialists provide a wide range of specialist services


Our team of infection prevention experienced practitioners have real experience in the implementation of Infection Prevention and Control programmes. Our working knowledge of Best practice standards and Accreditation requirements and their application to all care settings ensures we can help you develop a programme to suit your organisations’ specific, individual needs.

We can help you develop an in-depth knowledge of current practice and compliance in your organisation and assist you in identifying and targeting your training needs.

Our individual, personalised service can be designed to suit the needs of any care setting, acute hospitals, nursing home, residential care, GP practices, day care units and more.

Our team has extensive experience in education of Healthcare workers and Post Graduate Infection Prevention Programmes, and an IPCN who won the World Health Organisation Hand Hygiene Excellence award 2013.

Apleona are delighted to recommend Medical Audits, as a professional consultant in the Health Care Sector.

Ann Higgins has provided Apelona with invaluable expertise and advice, providing such a professional service in respect of evaluating our cleaning service by carrying out a detailed audit and evaluating the quality and safety of the service delivery of our contracts within the Health Care Sector.

Following through with practical and measureable recommendations in a very timely manner.

Ann’s approach is both, professional, informative, detailed and comprehensive.

Apleona has no hesitation in recommending this company

Abeania Higgins
Director Facility Services
Apleona HSG Limited

Apleona is a leading European real estate and facilities management services provider, including Healthcare facilities management and cleaning services, with over 20,000 employees from more than 30 countries run with over EUR 2 billion in sales.

Independent Compliance Auditing and Service Contract Reviews

We provide an independent auditing service which can be designed and tailored to your specific needs.

This includes:

speech We are pleased to recommend Medical Audits, as a consultant for the heath sector.

Ann Higgins has provided the company, Noonan, with a professional service in respect of evaluation of our cleaning service and the quality and safety of the service delivery across a number of our contracts.

Ann has evaluated the quality of our service and reported with integrity on quality improvements required, where applicable, with profession communications to all stake holders on quality and safety performance, including the delivery of a detailed report, quality improvement plan and quality indicators proposed for each location.

We found the company to be of the high professional level and an asset to our strategies for the hospital accounts.

Medical Audits have supported Noonan in evaluating a number of our sites’ positions pre HIQA visits and in the preparation and evaluation of the systems to ensure compliance to the national standards.

We highly recommend the company and the improvements in our standards are evident as a result of the contribution they have made to the business.

Rachel Naylor

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Professional Education Programmes with CPD points approved.

Our education programmes are developed by our Senior Education Facilitator - an honorary lecturer in the Royal College of Surgeons and the Clinical Lead on the Infection prevention and Control Post Graduate diploma course. Our courses are approved by the Irish Nursing Board and have CPD points attached to each session.

Ann’s overall preparation for, and delivery of, the lectures was outstanding and the students were provided with up to date lecture notes, reading material and references which facilitated a clear linkage between what was taught and the underlying evidence to support arguments made. The feedback from the students was excellent and all performed well in their examinations and assignments, indicating clear understanding of the material presented during the programme.

Professor Zena Moore
Professor and Head of the School of Nursing & Midwifery

Testimonial relating to Nurse training in Infection Prevention and Quality Assurance programmes

Our Infection Prevention Consultancy, Training and Education services include:

Setting up infection prevention programmes

Education and training

Preparing infection prevention and control plans

Train the trainer programmes

' In consultation with Medical Audits training division, we developed a train the trainer programme to suit our specific needs and resources.

As hygiene services co-ordinator, I can say this course comes highly recommended . We realise the outcome of the training will have a hugely positive impact on cleaning services and the standard of cleaning throughout the whole hospital. As hygiene services co-ordinator, I can say this course comes highly recommended . We realise the outcome of the training will have a hugely positive impact on cleaning services and the standard of cleaning throughout the whole hospital.

We found the whole experience fabulous and everyone really enjoyed the expertly delivered mix of laughter, real life examples and best practice standards in the learning process '

Ann White
Hygiene Services Co-ordinator
Sligo University Hospital
Saolta University Health Care Group

Testimonial relating to a train the trainer programme on cleaning standards for hospital cleaning staff

Implementation of the WHO multi modal strategy for hand hygiene

' As a group of experienced medics who are involved in the education of medical students, we wanted to be able to teach and assess hand hygiene in our curriculum. We also wanted to be able to integrate it into all of our clinical teaching.

What we learned at the training provided by Medical Audits was an in depth understanding of hand hygiene and how to teach not only the skill but also the evidence and rationale.

This is invaluable when teaching healthcare students and staff. '

Dr Dara Byrne
Director at Saolta University Health Group, Senior Lecturer in Simulation School of Medicine, Programme Director National University of Ireland (NUI) Galway

Testimonial relating to hand hygiene education programme for Junior doctors

Management of outbreaks

Observational audit with feedback is the gold standard in improving compliance

Personal, Specific, Immediate Feedback Delivers Real Impact For Change

The engaging style of delivery hit exactly the right note for out international audience and the lively q & A session which followed was a testament to the way in which Ann engaged with the delegates. We have already decided to invite Ann back next year.

Cecil Ryan
CEO, Cannon Hygiene International

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