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Hospital Cleaning Services

Volume 204: debated on Friday 28 February 1992

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health what national guidelines have been issued to district health authorities about quality of service expected from private contractors for cleaning services in hospitals; and when these guidelines were last reviewed.

The responsibility for specifying service requirements and quality standards for cleaning services in the NHS rests with the relevant local health authority. They are also responsible for monitoring performance to ensure the required quality standards are met.