COVID-19 generated hygiene and sanitation costs of $ 12,604.22 per hospitalization in 2020-2021

COVID-19 generated hygiene and sanitation costs of $ 12,604.22 per hospitalization in 2020-2021.

A BIG THANK-YOU

Great good for us, because all this work in hygiene and sanitation, with working conditions not always easy, is an integral part of our health system. It’s a whole.

Thank you for this great job to all the teams who have worked and who are still working hard to keep the spaces clean and well disinfected in our healthcare facilities.

2020-2021 FINANCIAL ANALYSIS

According to public financial data issued by the Ministry of Health and Social Services, between April 1, 2020 and March 31, 2021, assuming a “normal” increase of 6% based on the 3 previous years, the extraordinary costs associated with hygiene and sanitation increased by + 49%. As this unpredictable surplus was not budgeted a priori, it was considered non-recurring and was entered as an “adjustment” in the vast majority of health establishments.

The main if not the only reason for this discrepancy is of course the surpluses required from the hygiene and sanitation teams due to COVID-19, but also the costs generated by the numerous ex situ screening and vaccination clinics.

Budget 2020-2021 - Hygiène et salubrité en pandémie de COVID-19

2020-2021 HOSPITALIZATION ANALYSIS DUE TO COVID-19

According to INSPQ data, between April 1, 2020 and March 31, 2021, there were 20,628 hospital admissions. Of this number 17,262 hospitalizations are said to be outside intensive care and 3,366 hospitalizations are in intensive care.

COSTS GENERATED BY COVID-19 IN HYGIENE AND HEALTH

So in 2020-2021, we can estimate that the budget surpluses are in the order of $ 260 million. A lot of money you will tell me? Yes and no. We are talking about an addition of about 3,000 hygiene and sanitation workers who cover a total area of ​​over 8.3 million square meters! This surplus is distributed as follows:

COST OF HYGIENE AND SANITATION PER HOSPITALIZATION IN THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

By taking the budget surplus ($ 260M) by hospitalizations (20,628), we arrive at the sum of $ 12,604.22. Of course, this figure includes all direct and indirect expenses related to hygiene and sanitation such as supervision, maintenance of public places, cleaning and disinfection of places associated with prevention such as screening and vaccination sites. .

SOURCES

INSPQ Data on COVID 19

MSSS 2020-2021 Financial Data

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