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Hospitals: Cleaning Services

Volume 470: debated on Tuesday 15 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether a deep cleaning plan has been submitted to the East of England strategic health authority in respect of (a) Peterborough district hospital and (b) Edith Cavell hospital; and if he will make a statement. (177913)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many hospitals and what percentage of wards at each hospital in Greater London have undergone a deep clean as a measure against hospital acquired infections since 24 September 2007. (178058)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health which hospitals have (a) had at least one ward deep-cleaned and (b) been fully deep-cleaned. (178309)

[holding answer 14 January 2008]: All trusts were required to submit and agree their deep clean plans with primary care trusts and providers in their area by 14 December 2007 and this process has been monitored and assessed by strategic health authorities (SHAs). An interim local progress report about the implementation of deep cleans will be published by SHAs shortly. All deep cleans will be complete by the end of March 2008.