Following on from our first blog in the series Facilities Managers: Cost Efficiency vs Quality of Care Part 1/2, this blog continues exploring the various solutions to “becoming more cost efficient while maintaining and improving quality of care, a problem that was outlined in an exclusive Guardian healthcare network survey on the problems facing health service leaders.
Below you will find 4 more ways in which CS Can help Facilities Managers become more cost efficient whilst continuing to maintain and improve quality of care within their Healthcare estates.
5. Reduce internal cleaning costs with CS Pediluxe
A surprisingly large amount of dirt and moisture enters a hospital on the soles of shoes, trolleys and wheelchairs. In our opinion the best place to deal with dirt is a the hospital entrance, as removing it from corridors and rooms is much more expensive, both in time and money.
To get good results you’ll need entrance flooring that scrapes, brushes and absorbs. CS Pediluxe does all this and can comfortably accommodate both high rolling loads and high hospital traffic volumes. CS Pediluxe is also easy to clean, simply roll the mat up and clean the matwell underneath.
6. Fight the spread of hospital bugs with CS Wallflex
Wards, operating theatres and therapy rooms typically require some form of hygienic wall finish, but often don’t need the high impact protection provided by Acrovyn sheeting. In these scenarios a cost-effective alternative can be a durable and anti-microbial coating.
CS Wallflex is a 99.5% solvent free hygienic coating designed specifically for healthcare environments. Part of the Wallglaze range, Wallflex is easy to clean, highly chemically resistant and inhibits the growth of microbes including MRSA, E.Coli, Salmonella Typhimurium and Aspergillis niger.
Also in the Wallglaze range CS Armourglaze is the toughest polyurethane coating in the range, and lends itself to aggressive chemical environments and areas with very intense cleaning regimes such as operating theatres.
7. Install and forget
All CS products are built to last, they have all been designed for the tough healthcare environment and once they are installed it’s one less thing to worry about. Wallglaze for example has a lifespan of 10-15 years with just a top coat needed at the end of that period to revitalise the coating. You don’t even have to install the products yourselves, Conspec Contracts; our in-house installation team can handle all of that for you!
With a stringent cleaning regime CS products can help enhance your infection control capabilities making life easier for you and your staff, thereby improving the care provided to your patients.
8. Plan for the future
At CS we like to make your life easier, when it comes to planning for future requirements we know it’s difficult, so to make it easier we give you a parts list and a list of prices for the products you have ordered, so if you need to replace a product for whatever reason, or simply just want to order more, you have all the tools you need to place your order quickly and efficiency. And we should be able to have it with you within a week!
Get expert help from your local CS representative
With 30+ years experience helping estates managers cut maintenance costs and protect their hospital, we’ve got a lot of good advice to share. If you’re interested in investigating how your hospital can cut costs and improve quality of care, let us know and we’ll put you in touch with your local CS representative to discuss how we can help.
Give us a call on 01296 652828 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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