Ensuring that our wards and departments are kept clean is vital
in preventing the spread of infections and is something we take
In addition to our routine cleaning programmes, we also carry
out a regular 'deep cleaning' programme. This is a more
concentrated programme of cleaning during which all beds, furniture
and equipment are steam cleaned.
Between June and September 2018, we are carrying out a deep
cleaning programme including a number of wards at University
Hospital of North Durham.
For the best results, this kind of cleaning programme needs to
be undertaken while a ward is not being used for patient care.
Therefore, between June and September, this will involve some
ward moves and may include patients being temporarily relocated -
as appropriate to their needs - during this period. This may be to
a different ward area or to one of our other hospitals.
Any proposed changes or moves will be fully discussed with
patients and loved ones to ensure minimal disruption to patient
care and to ensure our patients continue to receive the best
We thank you for your understanding and support in helping this
important infection control programme to run smoothly.
If you have any queries or concerns please speak with one of our
ward managers who will be happy to help you.
Published 31 May 2018
'As I was very, very nervous, I must have been the worst patient
ever and they were brilliant with me and I can't thank them enough
- could you please pass on my sincere thanks.'
Patient, Hysteroscopy Unit, Chester-le-Street Community