Steps for proper cleaning of healthcare facilities

7 May, 2024 | Cleaning

Discover at Weldon the necessary steps for impeccable cleaning in healthcare facilities. From planning to disinfection, these steps ensure an impeccable and safe environment for patients and staff.


7 Steps for impeccable cleaning of healthcare facilities

  1. Planning and organising

Carry out a detailed inventory of all the areas that require cleaning in your healthcare facility, including waiting rooms, consultation rooms, patient rooms, urgent care areas, bathrooms and common areas.

Assign specific tasks to your cleaning team, ensuring that every member knows which area they are responsible for cleaning and disinfecting.

Plan the cleaning schedule according to your healthcare facility’s operating hours to avoid interfering with medical staff’s work and minimise the impact on patient care.

Make sure that you have the appropriate cleaning and disinfecting products for each type of surface and purpose.

Preparing the area

Before beginning cleaning, remove all unnecessary objects from the areas to be cleaned, such as furniture, unused medical equipment and office supplies.

Clear the space to allow full access to all the surfaces that need cleaning and disinfecting.

Make sure that the waste containers are empty and ready to be filled up during the cleaning process.

General cleaning

Start by cleaning the less sensitive areas and then move on to the more critical ones, such as operating theatres and critical patient care areas.

Use safe and non-abrasive cleaning products for surfaces, following the manufacturer’s instructions for effective and safe application.

Clean all surfaces, including floors, walls, ceilings, furniture, medical equipment and supplies.

Thorough disinfection

Once surfaces are clean, move on to disinfecting them using products approved by health authorities.

Pay special attention to high-touch areas, such as doorknobs, light switches, examining tables and medical equipment. 

Make sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions for the correct dilution and application of the disinfectant products.

Attention to detail

Don’t neglect the details during the cleaning process. Pay special attention to corners, nooks, and areas that are hard to reach where dirt and germs could accumulate

Clean bathrooms thoroughly, making sure to properly disinfect the toilets, sinks, taps and all contact surfaces.


After finishing cleaning and disinfecting, ventilate the space properly by opening windows and doors to allow fresh air to circulate.

This helps to eliminate the residue of chemical products and improve indoor air quality, creating a healthier environment for patients and staff.

Monitoring and maintenance

Establish a regular cleaning programme which includes daily, weekly and monthly tasks in order to maintain hygiene in your healthcare facility.

Carry out regular inspections to ensure that cleaning and disinfection standards are being met.

Train staff in the best cleaning and disinfection practices, and keep them informed of any updates to cleaning policies and procedures.

Weldon, your ideal choice for cleaning healthcare facilities

Our hospital cleaning business has a comprehensive and holistic approach, stretching from the cleaning of operating theatres to the treatment of all surfaces, using the latest technologies and top-quality materials. We prioritise the continuous training of our team and our commitment to quality.

With Weldon, we guarantee safe and healthy environments for patients and staff, with an efficient service and specialised attention to every step of the cleaning process.

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