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Latest News 15 April 2020 | A team of cleaners at Counties Manukau Health has ramped up activity to ensure Middlemore Hospital remains safe in the wake of COVID-19.

Operations Manager-Cleaning Alen Prokopis says he is extremely proud of staff’s response to the crisis, noting record attendance over the recent weeks.

Extra attention is being taken at certain key “touch points” within the hospital, Mr Prokopis says.

Areas such as lift buttons, rail grips, and door knobs that are typically touched by many people during the course of a day are now being cleaned multiple times a day.

In addition the cleaning team are focusing more on nurses’ stations, the Emergency Department and the discharge lounge.

Mr Prokopis says operating theatres are being treated with Bioquell, a hospital standard decontamination solution. Cleaners are using the standard gloves that they would normally wear.  Those working in certain areas including isolation, the discharge lounge, as well as the Bioquell decontamination team, have personal protective equipment (PPE) .

“We want patients and staff and approved visitors to rest assured that we are working around the clock to ensure Middlemore Hospital remains a safe place for people to come when they need to.”

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