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Homecare Service during COVID-19

Homecare Medical Service Department remains fully mobilised during these difficult times. All our Service staff are working and available to be of service in your location or in our dedicated repair centre. As a quality provider, we have updated and implemented our Method statement to reflect COVID-19 Guideline’s and recommendations by the HSE Chief Clinical Officer.

Homecare Medical pride ourselves on our stringent hygiene and best practice standards, and wish to reassure our customers that we are committed to providing the highest quality service insofar as possible during this current pandemic whilst maintaining the strictest health and safety standards, in line with advice from the HSE, WHO, and the Irish Government.

Our service staff are briefed daily as required on all recommendations. The Homecare Medical service and repair staff use PPE equipment

Our service staff are fully trained in:
  • Correct hand-hygiene techniques.
  • Correct donning and doffing of PPE.
  • Disposal of PPE.
  • Practicing social distancing techniques.
  • Homecare Medical service engineers carrying out servicing/repairs will:
- Be in full PPE on site to avoid importing infections.
- Dispose of all PEE on site to avoid exporting infections.

  • Equipped with the extra PPE and cleaning supplies for safety and peace of mind.
  • Please refer to our new method statement for detailed information.

We currently follow the following specific advice from the office of the HSE chief clinical officer.

Work Environment

Staff members who must enter a vacated room that was occupied by a COVID-19 confirm or suspected patient are at the very low risk of droplet exposure as there is no patient there to generate fresh droplets. This applies to staff who are cleaning the room or performing other tasks related the preparing the room for re-use. In that setting it is adequate for them to wear a disposable apron and gloves. Staff members who are engaged with cleaning or reprocessing of equipment used in the care if a COVID-19 patient or who handle laundry from a COVID-19 PATIENT, ARE not likely to be exposed to droplets and therefore it is adequate for them to wear a disposable apron and gloves and to perform hand hygiene when they remove the gloves and apron.
Office of the HSE Chief Clinical Officer

All services, repairs and decontamination are strictly scheduled with our customers.


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