Don't know what other hospitals do, but R. D. & E. spend a lot of time cleaning ... including once a year the whole hospital is "bombed" ... it's done ward by ward, with everyone being moved to a spare ward ... leaving an empty one. Then 4 days of cleaning ... then we return patients to the original ward!
A complete muddle today - and this is what a section of ward looks like without patients!
The missing beds are returned so they can be cleaned, as well. After I took this photo I went round collecting up cups, oxygen tubes etc for rubbish and/or re-cylcling.