Hospital enviromental hygiene; care for patients, personnel and enviroment
Effective cleaning practices and proper disinfecting products are directly responsible for reduced rates of healthcare-acquired infections. The Healthcare Cleaning Forum, taking place during Interclean Amsterdam. The forum aims to raise profile for the importance of hygiene in the healthcare sector, for the benefit of both patients and hospitals.
Get an impression of the forum
To get an impression of the Healthcare Cleaning Forum, you can watch the presentations of Prof. Didier Pittet and Dr. Pierre Parneix from WHO from Interclean Amsterdam Online.
Healthcare environmental hygiene is a crucial building block in slowing this pandemic and preventing SARS CoV-2 from being spread during the delivery of healthcare. Though the pandemic has greatly increased focus on social distancing, hand hygiene and wearing masks, environmental hygiene is an often-neglected aspect of infection prevention.
The Healthcare Cleaning Forum executive committee
The HCF is a platform for healthcare experts, cleaning experts, hospital managers and industry to meet productively. The conference aimed to summarize the state-of-the-art knowledge in the field, create awareness and dialogue, challenge dogma and begin to shape a research agenda for developing the field of hospital hygiene and environmental control.
The HCF executive committee is in charge of the HCF programme, schedule, content and workshops.
WHO Collaborating Center on Patient Safety at the University of Geneva Hospitals (MA, PhD can)
Professor of Infection Control at the Radboud University Medical Centre
Department of Infectious Diseases at St. Constantin Hospital
Dr. Didier Pittet
Professor of Medicine and Hospital Epidemiology - Geneva University Hospitals, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Dr. Jon Otter
Epidemiologist in healthcare-associated infection and antimicrobial resistance at Imperial College London
WHO Collaborating Centre on Patient Safety at the University of Geneva Hospitals - Switzerland