Professional Infection Prevention Consultancy

Our team of infection prevention experienced practitioners have real experience in the implementation of Infection Prevention and Control programmes.

We have a long working knowledge of Best practice standards including NHS, HIQA and JCI Accreditation requirements.

Importantly, we genuinely understand how to apply these standards to all care settings and we have the expertise to help you develop an Infection control programme to suit your organisations’ specific, individual needs.

We can help you develop understand your requirements and explain how you can evidence your compliance.

We can assist you in identifying and targeting your action plans and training needs.

Our individual, personalised service can be designed to suit the needs of any care setting including acute hospitals, nursing homes, residential care, General practice, Primary care centres, day care units and more.

"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:

  • Professional, one to one interviews with both client and third party
  • Detailed audit to NHS and HSE standards
  • Review of service contracts and identification of deficiencies in service
  • Audits of cleaning to PAS 5748 and National Hygiene standards
  • Detailed report with in-depth analysis of issues identified
  • Detailed suggested action plans and interventions for improvement

Our Infection Prevention Consultancy, services include:

  • Setting up infection prevention programmes
  • Ensuring Safer Better Care
  • Meeting the new EPIC 3 recommendations
  • Complying with Care Quality Commission (CQC) standards
  • Meeting Health Infection and Quality Authority (HIQA) standards
  • Complying with Scotland’s Standard Infection Prevention and Control (SIPC) requirements
  • NHS and NICE Infection prevention standards
  • Audit schedules and cleaning schedules
  • And much more

Management of Cleaning Contracts

  • Healthcare Cleaning tender preparation
  • Hospital Cleaning standards audit schedules
  • Cleaning manuals and SOPs
  • External cleaning audit services
  • Independent Contract review audits
  • Gap analysis and advice for compliance with NHS National cleaning standards

"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
ACCOUNT DIRECTOR SAOLTA HEALTHCARE GROUP, NOONAN

Testimonial relating to Healthcare Consultancy and Independent audit of cleaning contract and cleaning standards

Preparing infection prevention and control plans

  • Preparation of initial Infection Prevention and Control plans for Accreditation and Licensing requirements
  • Annual Infection Prevention and Control Plan reviews
  • Selecting Quality Indicators
  • Infection Prevention Risk Assessments
  • And much more

Implementation of the WHO multi modal strategy for hand hygiene

  • Preliminary audits with baseline score
  • Programme design, set up and implementation
  • Hugely Successful track record
  • Ongoing review, advice and support

"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 train the trainer programme for Junior doctors

Management of outbreaks of Infection

  • Initial outbreak management
  • Isolation requirements
  • Tracking and tracing of contacts
  • Identification of index case / source
  • Prevention of spread of infection

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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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