Dirty operating theatres at Rigshospitalet

Nearly half of the rooms at the country’s largest hospital weren’t clean enough

Nearly 40 percent of the operating theatres at Rigshospitalet are not clean enough, according to a report by the hospital’s cleanliness watchdog, Rengøringskontrollen.

The cleanliness situation is considered potentially dangerous as the numbers of multidrug-resistant bacteria in hospitals have increased over the last few years.

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Lars Buhl, the deputy head of the service centre at Rigshospitalet, acknowledged that there have been problems.

“It is true that there has been a challenge with the highest levels of cleanliness, known as K5,” Buhl told BT.

“At that level, it takes very little to have a room rejected by cleanliness control.”

High standards necessary
Buhl said that something as small as a spot on the wall, which had been wiped but didn’t dry properly, could cause a room to be rejected.

“But it is right that the standards are high,” said Buhl.





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