Our cleaners rock: COVID-19 warriors keep our hospitals clean

Blacktown Hospital general services staff Binabahen Nizama, Rory Dunlop and Miyoko Tongor.

Regularly replacing curtains and increased disinfecting of commonly touched areas such as lift buttons are just some of the measures general services staff have implemented to fight the spread of COVID-19 in Western Sydney Local Health District hospitals.

Westmead Hospital general services manager Raynelle Howat and Blacktown Hospital general services acting manager Katy Martin said they are proud of the hard work, extended hours and dedication cleaners are delivering to protect patients, visitors and staff from the pandemic.

Westmead Hospital general services staff left to right Reynaldo Abrera, Carlos Chavez and Tracy Jordan.

“Staff are frequently disinfecting commonly touched areas which include lift buttons, hand rails, door handles, bathrooms and bins,” Raynelle said.

“We are also refreshing our staff training in correct protective clothing and hand hygiene techniques to help protect them and our patients from this virus.

“It’s important for our staff to be protected when they are working in different areas of the hospital.  They have family and friends and don’t want to risk spreading this virus further.

“I encourage everyone to wash their hands like their lives depend on it – everything we do to stop this outbreak makes a difference and can save lives!”

Westmead Hospital general services team is recruiting more staff – to view job opportunities at WSLHD click here.

For the latest information about COVID click here.​