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MyCleaning Awards acknowledge Medirest teams  

Medirest teams have been recognised at this year’s MyCleaning Awards which took place on 20 February 2024. The awards are organised in collaboration with NHS England and receive hundreds of entries from across the UK’s healthcare sector. The awards recognise ...

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GOJO recognised as a key NHS partner

GOJO, the inventor of PURELL™ is one of the brands to be showcased in an official publication commemorating the NHS, entitled ‘NHS 75: Celebrating 75 Years of the National Health Service.’ This accolade demonstrates the key role played by the ...

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Medirest cleans up at hospital portering and cleaning awards 

Compass Group UK & Ireland’s NHS facing healthcare division, Medirest, has taken home several awards at the National MyPorter and National MyCleaning Awards, held on the 21 and 22 February 2023 respectively. The awards are organised in collaboration with NHS England and ...

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GOSH cleaners confront hospital in ground-breaking court case over years of “institutional racism”

Yesterday saw the start of a 10-day tribunal hearing where Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) faces a first of a kind group claim for indirect race discrimination brought by 80 Black, brown and migrant cleaners. For decades, the cleaners were ...

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Essity and Sodexo co-sponsor second successful IPS Environment, Cleaning and Decontamination Conference

Informative, superb and brilliant – these were just a few of the adjectives used to describe the second Infection Prevention Society (IPS) Environment, Cleaning and Decontamination conference co-sponsored by Essity’s global leading professional hygiene brand Tork and Sodexo Health & ...

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Medirest and Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust continue partnership

Medirest, part of the healthcare sector of Compass Group UK & Ireland, is to continue its partnership with Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust for a further five years. The contract extension has been agreed based on Medirest’s consistent high level ...

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Medirest and Royal Surrey Hospital receive Exemplar site status for outstanding cleaning services

Medirest, the healthcare division of Compass Group UK & Ireland and its partner, Royal Surrey Hospital have been awarded ‘Exemplar’ site status, for the early and proficient implementation of the 2021 National Standards for Cleaning. The recognition acknowledges the delivery ...

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Hospice Care Week: How Cleenol has played its part in supporting end-of-life care at Katharine House Hospice

In Hospice Care Week (October 10 to 14) we learn how fourth-generation family-owned The Cleenol Group, a manufacturer and supplier of commercial and industrial cleaning and hygiene products, has enjoyed a close bond for many years with a much-loved local ...

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Use of synbiotics revolutionise hospital cleaning systems

Hospitals could save more than a billion euros a year in medical and hygiene costs by switching to a new synbiotic cleaning product, which coat surfaces with live probiotics to actively fight off bacteria, instead of using traditional disinfectants. Researchers ...

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Sodexo recognised as ‘outstanding’ by the AHCP

Sodexo’s team at Queen Mary’s Hospital, Roehampton was named the Outstanding team of the year at the 2022 Association of Healthcare Cleaning Professionals (AHCP) Awards. Sodexo’s 106-strong team provides the soft services for the hospital’s five main wards as well ...

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