Let’s keep the new SMH tower clean

Current cleaning practices just don't cut it at Surrey Memorial.

Yes, the new building at Surrey Memorial Hospital is lovely to have, but as letter writer Keith Sutton pointed out (The Leader, July 30), how long will it look that clean?

The current cleaning practices are disgraceful to say the least. When I was staying there I was lucky to even see someone that cleans or knows how to.

I remember when the cleaning crew used to come around every day with a wet mop and use disinfectant on the floor. A dry mop every day does not cut it. No wonder the infection rate has gone up at the hospitals.

I had to have a nurse call housekeeping up to my ward while I was there to clean the bathroom it was so dirty. We also got our bed sheets changed, but you’re lucky if that happens now.

The bed pans were also an issue while I was there; they did not clean and sanitize them after use.

But other than this I must say all the nurses and doctors were super. A big thank you to all the hard working nurses and doctors.

Patricia Hine, Surrey

Surrey North Delta Leader

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

‘Pods’ set up at Surrey homeless centre

Temporary shelter set up in April to help stop the spread of COVID-19

Suspect sought in alleged indecent act in South Surrey

Police say incident occurred near 13 Avenue and 131 Street

New video evidence in Surrey man’s West Kelowna murder trial shown in court

The defence closed its case following the playing of the video in court, marking the end of the evidentiary phase of the trial

IHIT investigating ‘suspicious’ death of Surrey man

Officers found a body in the 11300-block of Bridgeview Drive: Surrey RCMP

Surrey student earns TD Community Leadership scholarship

Harjot Bal recognized for his One Blood For Life Foundation

‘I’m pissed, I’m outraged’: Federal minister calls out police violence against Indigenous people

Indigenous Minister Marc Miller spoke on recent incidents, including fatal shooting of a B.C. woman

Facing changes together: Your community, your journalists

We’re asking you to lock arms with us, as we look to better days ahead

Kelowna Mountie who punched suspect identified, condemned by sister

‘How did he get away with this? How is this justifiable?’

PHOTOS: Anti-racism protesters gather in communities across B.C.

More protests are expected through the weekend

Pair accused of ‘horrific’ assault at Vancouver’s Oppenheimer Park at large

Police say Jason Tapp, 30, and Nicole Edwards, 33, did not show up to meet their bail supervisor this week

IHIT names homicide victim found in the Fraser Canyon this week

Police asking for tips into the suspicious death of 29-year-old Alicia Berg

No charges to be laid against 22 northern B.C. pipeline protesters

Twenty-two people were arrested in February, but Crown has decided not to pursue charges

Plan in place for BC Ferries to start increasing service levels

Ferry corporation reaches temporary service level agreement with province

Most Read