Frequently Asked Questions
About Healthcare Facilities Maintenance
What is Healthcare Facilities Management?
Healthcare facilities management involves the maintenance and supervision of all aspects of a health facility’s upkeep from fire, safety and security management to emergency power, water and air management systems. This extends to any building that houses and provides healthcare services, from surgeries and clinics, to hospitals and their associated facilities.
What is the role of Healthcare Facilities Maintenance?
Through ensuring your healthcare facilities are regularly maintained you can ensure you are always compliant with HTMs, putting your patients’ safety and health at the very forefront. Additional benefits of ongoing preventative maintenance include cost efficiencies of maintaining assets before they fall into disrepair, as well as the improved energy efficiency of assets through ongoing maintenance.
Who is responsible for Healthcare Facilities Maintenance?
Typically a facilities management department is responsible for overseeing and managing the maintenance, security and operational aspects of healthcare facilities. Their remit often spans from managing daily operations such as repairs and renovation work, to ensuring facilities are compliant with regulations as well as managing any preventative maintenance projects.
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