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St Luke’s Nursing Home, Cork awarded Gold for housekeeping and cleanliness



Mahon, Cork: St Luke’s, the 128 bed Care Home for the elderly is celebrating the receipt of a Gold award in recognition of its excellent Cleaning and Housekeeping standards. The Gold Award is the highest possible award achievable as part of the CAP Programme – the Continuous Advancement Programme for Cleaning and Housekeeping.

St Luke’s, determined to create a Home like environment in which residents can attain their optimal potential for physical and mental health, invited independent auditors from the CAP Award Programme to assess their cleaning and housekeeping standards. The auditor arrived unannounced to inspect the standard of cleaning throughout the building. This included the bedrooms, secure internal courtyards, restaurant, hairdressing and physiotherapy areas, rooms for recreation – art, crafts, music, library etc. and the Chapel.

Ian Jackson, CAP Assessor said, “The audit at St Luke’s was exceptional. It was good to see the friendly interaction between the carers, housekeeping team and residents. The level of cleanliness was very high and the robust systems in place to ensure the maintenance of these standards were very impressive.”

The cleaning at St Luke’s is undertaken by cleaning specialists Neylons Facility Management. David O’Brien CEO at St Luke’s Care Home, said “I am delighted that the Housekeeping team has been recognised for their dedication to exceptional standards of cleanliness and their approach to resident care.”

CAP awards are presented only to organisations who meet the highest standards in the Housekeeping and hospitality industry. To qualify for the award, establishments undergo a rigorous, unannounced one day inspection. After the inspection, each organisation is graded and notified as to whether they have met the required standards and given an action plan to further develop their services. Around 40% of organisations fail so to receive a Gold Award is an achievement worth celebrating.