Canadian hospital ready to drop its cleaning contractor
May 20, 2010
VANCOUVER, B.C. — Hospital cleaning contractors have failed to meet quality performance standards set out by the Vancouver Island Health Authority (VIHA), according to The Daily News.
VIHA has put out a call for other companies to take over the Island contract that has been awarded to Compass Group Canada for the past six years. Regular outbreaks, failed housekeeping audits and damaging WorkSafe B.C. inspections have dogged the company in recent years, the article stated.
B.C. health critic Adrian Dix wants the provincial government to de-privatize housekeeping because he says there has been a decline in the cleaning standards since the Liberals contracted out the work in 2004, the article noted.
"Surely, this is the time to review the whole privatization plan and cleaning standards and bring them back in-house," Dix said. "It''s clearly not working."
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