How have industry players coped with the changing landscape of the 2020s? And how far have the encountered challenges altered the face of healthcare cleaning?
Derrycourt Cleaning Specialist’s Avril McCarthy and other industry players talked to European Cleaning Journal about how Covid has impacted the cleaning landscape.
Hygiene in Healthcare - 2023 Cleaning Challenges
The world has changed dramatically since the beginning of the decade. ECJ talked to players in the healthcare sector to find out about the key challenges of the 2020s – and finds out how they plan to go about tackling them in 2023.
The healthcare landscape has gone through a series of crises since the 2020s began. Covid-19 was of course the big one, with hospital teams stretched to capacity in every country across the world. Hospital cleaning protocols became increasingly important because healthcare facilities were suddenly at real risk of becoming super-spreader institutions.
Then staff began falling ill themselves, and this led to gaps in care. Meanwhile, many healthcare workers opted to leave the industry in the light of the growing pressures along with the dangers their own roles represented. This meant staff shortages became another issue.
And added to this were the economic and climate crises which began to polarise opinion and change people’s attitudes. All healthcare spending suddenly became subject to ever more intense scrutiny as corners had to be cut while every purchasing decision had to be seen to be fully sustainable.