The initial investment cost of cleaning technology may be preventing improvement in the healthcare sector, according to an industry opinion poll. The question was posed to readers of the industry news site - cleanleanhealthcare.org - asking 'Is an initial investment in cleaning technology preventing the healthcare industry from improving its systems?'.
The results of the poll, run by Jigsaw Cleaning Systems, showed that 39% of respondents believed that, yes, the initial cost involved is preventing the industry from improving. Just 11% selected no. Meanwhile, 50% of respondents felt that the issue was dependant on the budget available.
Brian Boll, operations director at Jigsaw Cleaning Systems, said: “There is no denying that implementing a thorough and modern cleaning system involves an often sizeable initial outlay. However, we feel strongly that this should not put off the industry from taking this important step, and a state-of-the-art cleaning system involving, for instance, dry mopping, can in fact save a considerable sum in future costs, reduce water usage, and offer many other advantages in time and noise reduction.”