Dealing with clean linen
Clean linen should be:
- transported, handled and stored separately from soiled linen to reduce any risk of cross-contamination
- distributed on clean covered trolleys to avoid contamination from airborne contaminants and moisture
- handled by staff who have used proper hand washing procedures
- delivered to clinical areas daily on a clean, covered trolley, which is washed daily or more often if required.
It is important to not place clean linen on potentially contaminated surfaces.