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Think Clean Day

As part of Think Clean Day on 28th February 2005, Central Manchester and Manchester Children’s Hospitals NHS Trust will be aiming to raise the profile of cleaning in line with the commitments set out in the Matron’s Charter. Keeping the NHS clean is everybody’s responsibility including all members of staff and members of the public who use our services. The Trust will be bringing together matrons, nurses, cleaners, porters, maintenance staff who will be providing time to help solve as many problems as possible on the day, while wards will be conducting audits of the Patient Environment and Equipment, helping to drive home that keeping the NHS clean is everybody’s responsibility. The Matron’s charter, which is aimed at all NHS staff, has been written to support Matrons in their role of improving cleanliness. Importantly it recognises the role of cleaning and maintenance staff as part of the health care team. Patients and visitors can also play their part by giving feedback to the matrons and being involved in action plans as well as helping to keep the environment clean when visiting the hospital. Adrian Yates, Service Development Manager says: “In the run up to Think Clean Day we have been encouraging wards and departments to ‘dump their junk’ and dispose of items which are no longer required. Trust Chairman, Peter Mount will be handing out certificates to those wards taking part.”