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AHCP opens two new branches in Ireland

Published 21st January, 2011 by Neil Nixon

AHCP opens two new branches in Ireland

The Association of Healthcare Cleaning Professionals (AHCP) has announced the setting up of two new branches serving healthcare cleaners in Ireland. The branches cover Northern and Southern Ireland and are based in Belfast and Dublin respectively. The development comes following a number of meetings with domestic, estates and facilities managers from hospitals in Ireland.

This is the first time AHCP has established branches outside England, Scotland and Wales and it reflects a growing awareness throughout Ireland of the need to implement state of the art healthcare cleaning techniques and practices in order to raise cleanliness standards and lower the risk of infection. It is proof of the increasing need to share knowledge on healthcare cleaning and to raise the profile and status of the healthcare cleaning profession in Ireland. Inaugural meetings have already taken place at the end of last year and both branches have announced programmes of meetings for 2011, details of which can be found on the AHCP website.

Christine Behrendt, membership development officer of AHCP, said: "We are delighted to welcome the two new branches to the AHCP and invite all healthcare cleaners in Ireland to join the association. The level of interest both north and south of the border has been above all expectations and reflects the common concerns of healthcare cleaning professionals throughout the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. The AHCP looks forward to sharing knowledge and expertise with colleagues and fellow professionals throughout Ireland and to learning from experiences there."

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