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29 June 2017

For many years, hospitals considered floors "non-critical" areas when it comes to cleaning and disinfecting. This means floors were considered an unlikely source for the spread of infection in a hospital setting, explains Kaivac. However, a 2017 study published in the American Journal of Infection Control, has determined that floors do harbour dangerous germs and should be reclassified as "critical" areas requiring more thorough cleaning and disinfecting.

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27 June 2017

The new Scott Control Rolled Hand Towel solution from Kimberly-Clark Professional brings the latest in hygiene innovation to healthcare cleaning professionals, helping the fight against Hospital Acquired Infections - HAIs.

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12 June 2017

Sealed Air’s Diversey Care division has acquired the UVC disinfection portfolio of Daylight Medical, a manufacturer of medical devices.

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02 June 2017

To help raise awareness about the importance of hand hygiene in health care settings, global hygiene and health company SCA, together with RISE (Research Institutes of Sweden), is proud to share new research looking at the prevalence of bacteria found within patient surroundings.

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24 April 2017

In 2015 the Association of Healthcare Cleaning Professionals (AHCP) in collaboration with Health Facilities Scotland, introduced the domestic services competency log book.

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20 April 2017

GAMA Healthcare, a world leader in the manufacture and development of infection prevention products for the healthcare sector, is progressing with plans to build a 2-story state-of-the-art research and development facility in the Greetland area of Halifax, in North Dean Business Park, on Stainland Road.

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20 April 2017

The compact SV4 (Steam & Vacuum) joins Matrix’s popular healthcare range of steam cleaning machines.

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17 March 2017

In the event of an incident in the workplace, whether that be a fire, flood, blood, or other bodily fluid spillages, it is imperative that an organisation has plans in place to enable it to get back to full operational capacity as quickly as possible, whatever its core business function is. 

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02 March 2017

Chicopee (Berry Plastics) will showcase its short-term use microfibre product range at the Cleaning Show. Visitors will be able to see first-hand the wipes, cloths and mops that use the latest microfibre technology.

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28 March 2017

Poor hand hygiene is a worldwide problem. The only way to halt the spread of an infection or viral outbreak, such as norovirus and influenza, is by washing hands with soap under warm running water. 

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21 February 2017

In medical and nursing establishments the knowledge that cleaning can be combined with a proven infection control programme is a vitally important factor to be taken into account when considering a machine purchase for use in a clinical environment.

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06 January 2017

According to a report by NHS England, approximately 300,000 of its patients are affected by a hospital acquired infection (HCAI) every year at a cost of approximately £1 billion a year. Although many hospitals in the UK maintain very low rates of infection, HCAIs are still too prevalent and are increasingly seen as a global problem.

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13 December 2016

The biggest cost element in any cleaning operation in care homes and hospitals is the labour cost and this cost can only be reduced through an increase in productivity, Justin Binks, MD at SEBO UK, explains.

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13 December 2016

UK medical products manufacturer Vernacare has agreed a five-year supply deal with Manipal, one of Asia's largest healthcare management groups, which will create 30 new jobs. 

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08 December 2016

As a major distributer of Matrix steam machines, CK Consumables are firm believers in the benefits of cleaning healthcare environments with this technology. 

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14 November 2016

In every modern hospital, hospice and care home, the threat of infection is a very real one, and it causes a great deal of concern among managers, supervisors and directors.

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25 October 2016

National care home provider Quantum Care has implemented a new initiative with Prochem to train its cleaning personnel. 

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11 October 2016

Ecolab experts provided prevention advice on infectious diseases such as Influenza, Norovirus, MRSA, Legionnaires' disease and Zika virus, which are considered major public health concerns around the world, during a free webinar in September.

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27 September 2016

The inadequate assessment of cleaning procedures within hospital environments is the biggest source of on-cost with lost opportunities to save money as well as improve infection control.

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22 June 2016

A recent report has proven that hospitals are taking hand hygiene seriously with one in six scoring 100 per cent for cleanliness. 

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FEATURES

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04 January 2017

Technology is playing an increasing part in all our lives – and the healthcare sector is no exception. But what effect does the use of hand-held devices for taking notes, checking symptoms and storing medical histories have on healthcare hygiene, asks Tork manufacturer SCA?

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16 June 2016

The Association of Healthcare Cleaning Professionals (ahcp), held its Professional Development Forum from June 8 – 10 at Chesford Grange in Warwickshire. The importance of working together with other colleagues, including clinical, nursing and administrative staff within the healthcare environment to tackle current challenges, in particular, infection prevention and control, emerged as a constant theme throughout the two-day programme 

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08 January 2016

The importance of steam cleaning in the healthcare sector is well known, but it is becoming increasingly valued in other areas too, from food retailing to facilities management. Paul Lewis, managing director of Reintec, explains why

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12 November 2015

OspreyDeepclean examines recent trends in healthcare cleaning which have seen a shift from the focus of ‘killing bugs’ to the safe removal of pathogens from any given surface as part of a daily cleaning regime

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14 October 2015

Prochem provides advice on caring for floors and fabrics in healthcare environments



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28 September 2015

Cleaning and disinfection programmes are an absolute must within healthcare facilities, explains Peter Teska, global healthcare sector expert at Diversey Care.

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15 October 2015

James Taylor, director of product marketing at Chicopee, explains how the latest microfibre technology is setting new standards in cleaning protocols, and becoming a critical component in the battle against Healthcare Acquired Infections (HAIs)

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17 June 2015

Clinical detergent wet wipes used in hospitals across the UK could be spreading superbugs, according to a new study led by Cardiff University. Cleaning Matters columnist Seán Derrig weighs in on matter

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15 May 2015

The most pressing issues affecting healthcare cleaning were explored during a special study day organised by The Association of Healthcare Cleaning Professionals' (AHCP) southern branch. Cleaning Matters reports.

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12 August 2015

One of the biggest challenges for facilities management partners providing cleaning services across different hospitals is to control the risk of infection throughout patient care, whilst also managing the different requirements and procedures expected by each client. Sodexo's cleaning taskforce explains how it tackles these issues

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05 May 2015

It only takes seconds to protect yourself against germs and prevent infections from spreading, but the majority of people still fail to wash their hands properly, Direct365 explains

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04 December 2014

Peter Marsh, managing director at Girbau UK, looks at the key considerations in on-premise laundry design for healthcare applications

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28 November 2014

If you're cleaning healthcare facilities you need a flu shot. Seán Derrig, scientific director at Chemex International, explains why

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04 December 2014

Katie Pett, healthcare sector marketing manager for Diversey Care UK & Ireland, looks at an alternative solution to chlorine-based products for preventing Clostridium Difficile (C.Diff)

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25 July 2014

This issue Seán Derrig, scientific director at Chemex International, puts antimicrobial surfaces under the microscope

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24 July 2014

Clinical waste management is perhaps not top of the priority list for an FM company, but waste does matter, and without proper compliance the consequences could be highly detrimental. Mike Pearson, head of NHS Accounts at SRCL, explains why

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18 September 2014

Keeping pests at bay is a daunting challenge for hospitals and other healthcare environments such as doctors surgeries and care homes. By their very nature they are designed to be open buildings with many exit points. They are easy for people to access and easy for pests to access too, explains the British Pest Control Association (BPCA).

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02 July 2014

Seán Derrig, scientific director at Chemex International, asks the question 'Are we too clean?'

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11 July 2014

Lynne Goodman, marketing and PR director at HandryersUK, highlights some of the hand hygiene initiatives and innovations that are being trialled in hospitals around the world to prevent the spread of infection

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15 May 2014

The cleaning industry has recently seen a change in thinking with regards to cleaning. The focus once again now seems to be more on 'good old fashioned' thorough cleaning practices such as dry steam cleaning, argues Thomas Stuecken, chairman of OspreyDeepclean.

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21 October 2014

Enov Multifold Luxury Hand Towels let you pamper your guests, tenants and customers with the ultimate in luxury.

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20 October 2014

Anti-Bacterial hand gel

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10 September 2015

Up to four separate venturis in one robust stainless steel cabinet

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24 January 2014

Safely removes paint, oil, grease, tar, shoe polish, ballpoint pen, marker ink, nail polish, oxidised oil and more.

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24 September 2015

With our bird proofing solutions you can be assured you’ll never get in a flap over bird problems and you have taken the most effective steps towards preventing birds from inhabiting and damaging your building. Bird control offers a long-term solution and when installed correctly, is 100% effective.

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25 September 2016

The TASKI Swingo 455 can be used in a wide variety of application areas. It is truly versatile for use in all types of small or congested hard floor areas such as retail stores, kitchens, schools, and hospitals.

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08 June 2017

Powerful cleaners effective against bacteria, viruses, fungi, and yeasts

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20 October 2014

Soft delicate

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17 June 2015

The fully integrated Hand Hygiene Monitoring System:

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12 February 2015

Excellent water retention for entrances in offices, education and commercial sites.

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17 June 2015

A full range of metal products including ...

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17 November 2014

ecgo® Graffiti Remover is an efficient, high performance graffiti remover based on intelligent fluids® technology.

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27 June 2016

The Bliss brand is a premium range of 2 or 3 ply quilted toilet tissue that delivers excellent performance. Bliss products are laminated and microembossed.

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17 November 2014

ecgo® Graffiti Remover Super+ is an efficient, high performance graffiti remover based on intelligent fluids® technology and is specially developed to remove even the most stubborn of paints.

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07 January 2015

The ‘Who-Where-When and What’ of site management. Our Site Manager application is highly functional, having been continuously developed over a number of years.

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