Audit the hospital environment and ensure compliance with HIQA, IPS and NHS environmental hygiene standards using Medical Audits Technology Systems

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Medical Audits have a range of hygiene audit tools developed to ensure you can evidence your compliance with National Hospital Cleaning Standards, HIQA Infection prevention and control standards for acute hospitals and NHS Scotland's Standard Infection Control Precautions (SICPs ).

Importantly, our systems are developed by Professionals with decades of experience working in the NHS and HSE.

SAVING LIVES HYGIENE AUDIT – HIGH IMPACT INTERVENTION SYSTEM

The patient environment is a recognised source of transmission of infection and has been linked to many outbreaks internationally.

"The importance of effective environmental hygiene cannot be overemphasized, particularly in the role good hygiene plays in reducing the transmission of infection in hospitals and in the context of growing pathogen resistance" (HIQA, 2016)


Using our knowledge of Infection Prevention standards internationally we have developed a range of Saving Lives Hygiene high impact audits.

These audits:
✔ Support staff at local level in auditing their own departments – increasing end user involvement in audit processes
✔ Provide the ideal audit tools for Management walkabout audits
✔ Technical audit tools for local audit
✔ Management Audit tools for Infection prevention and Control teams
✔ Provide individual, easy to use, standardised audits ✔ Amalgamates all your hygiene audits into a powerful reporting system for analysis of patterns and trends.
✔ Provide detailed analysis for Infection prevention and control (IPC) teams to evidence compliance levels and identify risks
✔ Help you manage the risks identified, supporting your Quality improvement programme

Governance and Oversight for Quality Assurance using Medical Audits Saving Lives Hygiene Audit

Our experienced team are acutely aware of the issues that are constantly identified by CQA Inspectors, HIQA inspectors and NHS improvement professionals.

National Standards for the Prevention and Control of Healthcare Associated Infections In Ireland (HSE Hospitals)

Inspections conducted in public acute hospitals against the National Standards for the Prevention and Control of Healthcare Associated Infections regularly find issues related to the cleanliness of the patient environment, safety and cleanliness of patient equipment and management of linen, waste and sharps.

Using our Saving Lives Hygiene Audit package will help you identify these issues BEFORE an inspection and importantly enable actions to be taken to ensure issues identified are dealt with effectively and efficiently.


Environmental hygiene In NHS English England Hospitals

Inspections conducted by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) routinely find issues related to the cleanliness of the patient environment, safety and cleanliness of patient equipment and management of linen, waste and sharps. A recent 2016 document (Shaping the future) noted that only 1% of acute NHS trusts received an ‘excellent’ score in 2015 with 52% ‘requiring improvement’.

Using our Saving Lives Hygiene Audit package will help you identify these issues BEFORE an inspection and importantly enable actions to be taken to ensure issues identified are dealt with effectively and efficiently.


NHS Hospital Hygiene audits in In Wales

Health Inspectorate Wales (HIW) changed their approach from single ward inspections to broader, multi ward and multi-site hospital inspections in 2016. They found “Not all members of the multidisciplinary ward teams (for example doctors and visiting therapy staff) were vigilant at following correct infection prevention and control procedures. This increases the risk of cross infection and contamination between patients and ward areas”(HIW, 2016)

Using our Saving Lives Hygiene Audit package will help you identify these issues BEFORE an inspection and importantly enable actions to be taken to ensure issues identified are dealt with effectively and efficiently.


Standards for Infection prevention and Control in NHS Scotland

Inspections conducted by Environment Inspectorate (HEI) NHS QIS Healthcare Associated Infection (HAI) Standards. They too find issues related to the cleanliness of the patient environment, safety and cleanliness of patient equipment and management of linen, waste and sharps.

Using our Saving Lives Hygiene Audit package will help you identify these issues BEFORE an inspection and importantly enable actions to be taken to ensure issues identified are dealt with effectively and efficiently.



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Medical Audits TS+ systems comply with:

  • National Cleaning Standards for NHS England – NCS 2007 & 2020 NHS cleaning standards
  • The NHS Cleaning Manual: NPSA, 2009
  • Regional Healthcare Hygiene and Cleanliness Audit Tool. (NHS, NI, 2013)
  • Compliance and Quality Improvement Data Collection Tool for SICPs 2014
  • Infection Prevention Society (IPS) acute and non acute audit tool (2012)
  • ICNA audit tool standards (Infection Control Nurses Association, 1995)