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Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Rates of other hospital-acquired infections increasing

A new report attributes a rise in other infections to a "laser focus" on COVID-19 and exhausted and overworked staff.
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Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

B.C. begins bringing hospital staffing back in-house

B.C. says the move is an attempt to improve wages and work environments and make frontline work more desirable.
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Supporting patient networks with digital signage

Better patient experiences result in stronger healthcare outcomes. However, enhancing these experiences means making the healthcare journey as efficient and stress-free as possible for both
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Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Silver foil can affect risk of infection in hospitals

Researchers found the risk of contamination on foil-covered high-touch surfaces was significantly lower.
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Research informs circadian-effective lighting in schools and hospitals

The recommended light levels in K-12 classrooms and for general (non-exam) lighting in hospital patient rooms are generally too low for daytime circadian stimulation.
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Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Hospital housekeepers feel underappreciated during pandemic

A recent study suggests that hospital housekeepers and environmental service staff have low self-esteem in their jobs.
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Canadian Facility Management & Design

Virus hastens new tower at St. Michael’s Hospital

A much anticipated, and unfinished, addition to St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto was fast-tracked to keep pace with a fast-moving pandemic.
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Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

When cleaning schedules don’t work

The importance of cleaning schedules in hospitals, office buildings, schools, and other public facilities is becoming increasingly obvious, especially as the world returns to work
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Ontario construction crews to work 24/7 on health care facilities

Construction work on new health care facilities in Ontario, including COVID-19 assessment centres, will now be a round-the-clock effort.
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Canadian Facility Management & Design

Ontario invests in hospital upgrades and repairs

The Ontario government is investing $175 million in upgrades, repairs and maintenance at 128 hospitals across the province.
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Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

C. difficile rates plummet in Canadian hospitals

Clostridium difficile rates in Canadian hospitals dropped 36 per cent between 2009 and 2015, a new study has revealed. The report, published in the Canadian
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Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

More hospitals introduce antimicrobial copper

Hospitals have a potent, new tool in their mission to improve patient health and safety. It also happens to be the one of the oldest metals known to man - copper.
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Healthcare workers often go to work sick: study

Healthcare workers in clinical settings, such as long-term care facilities, often refuse to stay home from work when experiencing influenza-like symptoms.
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Infection control market could reach $300-billion-plus by 2025

The global infection control market is expected to reach more than $258 billion (U.S.) by 2025, according to a new report.
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Canadian Facility Management & Design

Infrastructure projects to get underway this summer

Construction on hundreds of infrastructure projects across Ontario will get underway this summer, including hospitals, schools, transit projects and roads.
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Green hospital champions awarded for environmental performance

Winners of the 2016 Ontario Green Health Care Awards were announced after results were tallied from the Green Hospital Scorecard.
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New infection control standard during maintenance

CSA Group has released a new version of CSA Z317.13 Infection Control during Construction, Renovation and Maintenance in Healthcare Facilities.