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COVID-19 update: NHS standard deep cleaning service helps students safely return to school

Published 29th July, 2020 by Neil Nixon

COVID-19 update: NHS standard deep cleaning service helps students safely return to school

NTH Solutions, the provider of estates and facilities services to North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust, has helped students return to 30 schools across the North East with its NHS standard deep cleaning service.

The NHS-owned company has partnered with schools across the region to provide its infection control deep cleaning and advisory service, which provides staff, children and parents with the peace of mind that the schools have been deep cleaned and bio-decontaminated to the highest standards.

The unique initiative offers a ‘reassurance partnership’ to schools and other organisations in the North East and Yorkshire, providing an ongoing deep cleaning service to uphold a baseline level of cleanliness, all while reinvesting profits back into the NHS to support frontline patient care.

In addition to the deep cleaning and bio-decontamination procedures, the service offers retraining of existing cleaning staff, audits to ensure cleaning standards are being maintained, drop-in sessions to provide information and reassurance for staff and/or pupils, swift outbreak response, and official certification to confirm the school has been decontaminated to NHS standards.

Brendan Tapping, chief executive officer of Bishop Chadwick Catholic Education Trust, said: “We were delighted to have NTH Solutions on board to help us prepare for the wider reopening of our schools to greater numbers of staff and students. As an NHS owned company, we knew we were in safe hands with their deep cleaning and bio-decontamination service, with the added bonus that any profits are being reinvested into front line patient services at the NHS. It has been great to welcome more students and staff back to our schools, with the extra reassurance that they have returned to a safe and clean environment.”

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