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03 May 2018

Ten per cent of patients worldwide will acquire at least one healthcare-associated infection that could develop into sepsis, according to research. And hand hygiene plays a crucial part in the prevention of microbial cross-transmission from HCPs to patients.

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25 April 2018

DebMed, the Healthcare division of Deb, has joined forces with the Private Organisations for Patient Safety (POPS) to support the World Health Organisation’s annual hand hygiene campaign – SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands. 

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11 April 2018

CEO of Delphis Eco, Mark Jankovich, is keen to spread the word on new advances in ensuring hospitals are not only clean but green.

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08 February 2018

Vision Gelpack, the UK manufacturer of polyethylene films, liners and sacks, formed following the acquisition of the assets of Gelpack Excelsior by Visionscape Group, has been awarded UN accreditation for its range of healthcare and clinical waste collection products.

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05 February 2018

The Foresterhill laundry is situated on the same site as the Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital and Aberdeen Maternity Hospital.

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03 January 2018

2Pure Products’ has showcased its cleaning product, OdorBac Tec 4, with a stand at the Care & Dementia Show, NEC, with great success. 

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27 October 2017

2Pure Products has showcased its cleaning product, OdorBac Tec 4, with a stand at the Care & Dementia Show, NEC, with great success. 

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19 October 2017

Green World Innovations have once again boosted their product range with the introduction of the Airsteril technology. 

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05 September 2017

Chicopee, a leading brand of professional cleaning materials, will showcase its innovative microfibre range at this year’s Healthcare Estates Exhibition in Manchester in October.

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18 August 2017

For care homes, sanitisation is an essential. Winterhalter’s UC undercounter machines are available with a thermal disinfection option – and care homes can now install them under the Pay Per Wash initiative. This means there’s no upfront cost, operators simply pay for each wash as they go along. 

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18 August 2017

To further encourage the adoption of recycling in the food and healthcare industries, Leafield Environmental has developed the SteriBin, a pedal operated recycling bin that possesses anti-microbial properties. 

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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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FEATURES

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09 November 2017

OCS was recently awarded a contract that covers cleaning services at Liverpool Women’s NHS Foundation Trust. Here, head of cleaning Yvonne Taylor details the organisation’s strict procedure to keep infectious bacteria to a minimum

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23 October 2017

Miele Professional looks at how hospital and healthcare settings can monitor infection control in laundry and dishwashing processes

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13 October 2017

As the fight against hospital acquired infections continues, the introduction of microfibre to floor cleaning is playing a vital part in stopping bacteria being spread from floors to high-touch areas. James Taylor, Chicopee’s marketing director for EMEIA (Specialities), explains more

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26 September 2017

Luke Rutterford, technical manager for Initial Medical, looks at how best to implement safe and effective waste management procedures in healthcare environments

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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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07 August 2014

Xola Clean Concentrate from Bio-Productions is one of the most powerful and versatile cleaners available.

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10 September 2015

The future of dilution

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15 January 2014

Leonardo Foam Soap has received the BS EN 13727 rating which means it now meets the strict hand washing criteria for use in clinical areas.

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12 February 2015

Compact, lightweight and versatile, Caddy Clean scrubs and polishes where larger, heavier and mains powered machines cannot access.

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12 February 2015

A complete flat mopping system with professional quality folding 'break-frame', that's impact-resistant and highly durable.

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12 February 2015

No more wringing out mops - No more preparing pre-soaked flat mops - No more flat mops drying out!

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24 January 2014

A “Woolsafe” Soil Retardant Carpet Shampoo with Biosolv.

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20 October 2014

Surface Disinfectant wipes

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17 June 2015

The fully integrated Hand Hygiene Monitoring System:

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11 November 2016

The OMEGA4 is a 4.5 bar medical steam cleaning machine which, like the OMEGA8, has been designed and built specifically for the health industry.

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11 November 2016

The SDV8 is a commercial / industrial 8 bar pressure steam cleaning machine incorporating a chemical delivery system

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11 November 2016

The Matrix SO4 is a housekeeping / commercial 4.5 bar pressure steam-only cleaning system, designed for heavily soiled areas requiring cleaning utilising steam only.

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20 October 2014

A full range of personal care wipes

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15 July 2015

Cost Savings And Sustainability Benefits With QuattroSelect

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20 October 2014

Luxury disposable washroom hand towels

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