INTERVIEW WITH PENINSULA VILLAGE
Peninsula Village at Ettalong NSW were one of the first Nursing Homes in Australia to implement the full Interclean Microfibre Trolley system just over 3 years ago. Bill Bassett visited Jackie Bennett and Heather Martin to find out why they put the system in and how it was working for them.
Can I start by asking by what were the issues you were facing at the time before you had the microfibre system?
Our two main issues were workers comp and infectious cleans. Our premiums were through the roof. Some claims can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars and our worst claim was when one of our own nurses fell over on a slippery floor. She never came back to work. (more…)Read more
About 18 months ago I was introduced to David Armstrong from Majestic Cleaning. David had been cleaning nursing homes in Victoria for some time and was using our products. David requested that he wanted to have the best system possible to deliver better cleaning to his clients, while at the same time make his cleaner’s jobs easier and more productive.
He arranged for a meeting at one of his facilities and invited who he believed to be the best minds in the industry. Wayne Dixon from Barwon Cleaning Suppliers and Jamie Finkler from Enzyme Wizard joined David and myself. (more…)Read more
Traditionally, cleaning of surfaces was done with a cloth held in your hand. Small hands were good at cleaning small areas and large hands were better at cleaning large surfaces. With healthcare cleaning moving closer and closer towards a higher standard of cleanliness and hygiene, new tools are being developed to minimise hands and gloves coming into contact with surfaces.
While gloves, acting as a barrier, protect the cleaner from germs on the outside of the gloves they do not protect the next surface being cleaned. Our new Hand Held Holders act as barriers, which protect both the cleaner’s hands and the next surface to be cleaned. Through the use of a handle with the various microfibre covers attached to the Velcro side of the tool we are able to completely eliminate direct contact with the surface by the cleaners hands and gloves.
“We are able to completely eliminate direct contact with the surface”
The hand held pole or attached holder allows for larger surface contact than the direct hand. This allows for a much larger cleaning print, reducing cleaning time by up to 70%.Read more