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Case Study

Enhancing patient care with the highest standards of cleaning and sanitisation

CrestClean franchise owner Nadeesha Kalansooriya, cleaning at Forté Health’s private hospital in Christchurch of Health compliance
CrestClean franchise owner Nadeesha Kalansooriya, cleaning at Forté Health’s private hospital in Christchurch of Health compliance
  • Comprehensive hospital cleaning and sanitisation services for sterile and non-sterile areas
  • Effective cleaning systems and chemicals Specialised cleaning for laundry chutes and waste management areas
  • Daily floor cleaning and periodic deep cleans Enhanced communication and responsiveness
  • Active participation in monthly audits for Ministry of Health compliance

Our customers

Franchisees working in critical areas

Forté Health Ltd is a leading private hospital providing state of the art surgical and patient facilities for short and day stay hospital care in Christchurch, New Zealand.

The hospital comprises four fully-equipped operating theatres, a 12-bed recovery area, 22 overnight suites, and two day lounges.

Forté Health caters to multiple surgical disciplines such as Urology, Orthopaedics, Ophthalmology, Oral and Maxillofacial, Gynaecology, Anaesthetic, General Surgery, Plastic and Reconstructive, and ENT.

The challenge

Before CrestClean, Forté Health faced numerous challenges with its previous cleaning company, including cleanliness issues, poor communication, and unresponsiveness to rectifying concerns. One of the major challenges was to meet the hospital’s stringent requirements for maintaining a sterile and hygienic environment, particularly in critical areas such as operating theatres.

Forté Health has the highest standards in place to protect patients from hospital-acquired infections (HAI) and other risks, making the cleanliness and sanitisation of these areas absolutely crucial – as well as being required to meet the Ministry of Health’s monthly compliance requirements.

“We have a great relationship with our local cleaning teams and I would recommend them to other healthcare businesses and organisations.”

Courtney McKerrow
Infection Prevention and Control Coordinator, Forté Health

Services and solutions provided

Forté Health Ltd is a leading private hospital providing state of the art surgical and patient facilities for short and day stay hospital care in Christchurch, New Zealand.

The hospital comprises four fully-equipped operating theatres, a 12-bed recovery area, 22 overnight suites, and two day lounges.

Forté Health caters to multiple surgical disciplines such as Urology, Orthopaedics, Ophthalmology, Oral and Maxillofacial, Gynaecology, Anaesthetic, General Surgery, Plastic and Reconstructive, and ENT.

Services and solutions provided

CrestClean franchise implementing cleaning and sanitisation services
  • Implemented HealthClean Infection Prevention & Control systems and processes which enable us to clean effectively in healthcare environments.
  • Highly trained cleaning teams who are able to work competently to Forté Health’s prescribed specifications.
  • Comprehensive cleaning and sanitisation services covering sterile and non-sterile areas including theatres, clean stores, sterilisation rooms, recovery areas, wards, waiting rooms, reception areas, dirty stores, and waste rooms.
  • Daily floor cleaning using industrial machinery and periodic deep cleans of all floor areas.
  • Regular deep cleans at scheduled intervals, including during long weekends and holidays.
  • Specialised cleaning for laundry chutes and waste management areas.
  • Active participation in monthly audits to evidence a healthy and clean environment for the Ministry of Health.
  • Flexibility and support, including weekend availability for cleaning during maintenance work.

“We have recognised consistently high results in the monthly cleaning audits and greatly appreciate the commitment of your team, particularly in the theatre and clinical areas.

At our quality meeting the Clinical Managers and IP&C Coordinator spoke of how responsive the team is to feedback and requests, along with noticing and reporting facilities concerns such as leaking taps and security concerns. The hard work and clean environment does not go unnoticed.”

Rachel Hillyer
Chief Executive Officer, Forté Health

The outcomes for Forté Health

Healthcare franchisee cleaning operating theatre

Improved cleaning standards
Forté Health’s cleaning standards improved immediately once CrestClean implemented their comprehensive cleaning and sanitisation services. All CrestClean personnel are trained by the Master Cleaners Training Institute (MCTI) to ensure that all areas, including operating theatres and critical spaces, are maintained to stringent hygiene standards, and to prevent hospital-acquired infections (HAI) and other risks.

Enhanced communication and responsiveness
Due to the dedicated cleaning teams and familiar faces that CrestClean provided, and our prioritisation of effective communication, any concerns and feedback were promptly addressed. CrestClean established open lines of communication with Forté Health, including a Communications Book, to understand the hospital’s specific requirements and respond to their needs effectively.

Ministry of Health compliance
Forté Health has been able to maintain its high accreditation standards with the Ministry of Health due to CrestClean’s normal pass rate of 98%. CrestClean actively collaborates with Forté Health every month by participating in the lengthy and meticulous monthly audits to evidence a healthy and clean environment.

“There was a difference immediately. Their attention to detail and commitment have been to a high standard.”

Courtney McKerrow
Infection Prevention and Control Coordinator, Fort

Crest Commercial Cleaning Ltd

P O Box 740
Dunedin 9054
New Zealand
Telephone: +64-3-477 1126

Email: service@crestclean.co.nz

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