Domestic Services

The role of Domestic Services is to deliver the highest possible quality of Environmental Cleanliness standards for patients, visitors and staff.

Domestic services provide a clean, safe welcoming environment in all facilities. Our practices and procedures are in line with Infection Control guidelines to prevent the spread of infection and our staff work as part of the Nursing and User Experience Directorate.

Domestic Services staff are part of a well-trained and motivated workforce. Duties include;

• Damp dusting of furniture and fittings

• High and low level dusting

• Dust control, mopping and vacuuming floors

• Cleaning all sanitary areas

• Providing additional cleaning services such as carpet shampooing and wall washing

• Preparing and serving food and beverages for patients and clients.

Audits

Daily Observational Checks are completed in each Ward; the results are shared with the Ward Managers, who sign off the checklist.

Cleanliness Matters Audits are completed in partnership with Nursing Staff. The Domestic Services Supervisor completes the Cleanliness Matters Audit using a computer monitoring system. The compliance scores for very high and high risk wards/departments is 90% and for medium to low risk areas 85%.

Regional Cleanliness Audits are completed annually in Wards and Department using the Regional Healthcare Hygiene and Cleanliness Audit Tool.

Patient Environment Leadership Walkabouts are conducted several times per month. This is a multi-disciplinary approach, led by Domestic Services. Wards and Departments are inspected and any issues noted are included in an action plan.

Contact details
Antrim and Braid Valley Hospitals
Domestic Services Manager Tel: 028 9442 2785
Admin Support Tel: 028 9442 4482
Assistant Domestic Services Manager Tel: 028 9442 4452

Causway Hospital
Tel: 028 7034 6234/028 7034 6024

Mid Ulster Hospital
Tel: 028 7936 6732

Moyle Hospital
Tel: 028 2826 6190

Whiteabbey Hospital
Tel: 028 9055 2218/028 9055 2211

Holywell including Community facilities
Tel: 028 9441 3468

Community domestic services departments

Domestic services are providing a cleaning service in community facilities including, adult centres, day centres, health centres, resource centres, Dalriada Hospital, Holywell Hospital, Robinson Hospital and office accommodation throughout the Trust. In addition to cleaning duties, Domestic Services assist nursing staff with the service of food and beverages to patients and clients.

For more information contact:
General Manager, Community Catering / Domestic Services
Holywell Hospital
60 Steeple Road
Antrim
BT41 2RJ
Tel: 028 9441 3149
Fax: 028 9441 3568

Page last updated:06 October 2015