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10 October 2018

Around 300,000 patients a year acquire a Healthcare-associated infection (HCAI) because of care within the NHS, and a patient who is admitted into hospital has a 6.4% chance of contracting a hospital infection.

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09 October 2018

With the country’s hospitals struggling in the grip of a superbug crisis that costs the NHS £1 billion per year, a recent study has revealed that a UK-developed UV light robot could spell the end of this catastrophe, saving up to 30,000 lives.

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21 August 2018

Vapour steam cleaning is an economical and environmentally friendly process to safely and effectively clean and sanitise a number of different surfaces. 

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06 September 2018

A UK manufacturer of superbug-killing devices has won a prestigious award recognising its success in exporting the life-saving technology internationally.

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22 June 2018

The Janitorial Steam System from Duplex Cleaning Machines comprises a powerful steam cleaner called a Jet Steam Professional, Janitorial Trolley and Steam Mop supplied as one for a convenient cleaning solution.

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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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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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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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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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23 August 2018

Health and safety, negative public image and staff absences are all at higher risk when care homes miss the fundamentals of correct infection prevention. Steve Nurdin, marketing manager at Cannon Hygiene, discusses why hygiene processes should be considered business critical

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23 August 2018

Sepsis, the body’s overactive and toxic response to an infection, is life-threatening and reported to affect more than 30 million people worldwide every year, yet it remains a relatively unknown issue. Chris Wakefield, vice president, European marketing & product development at GOJO Industries-Europe, discusses what can be done to help tackle sepsis and strengthen preventative measures

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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15 May 2014

In his first regular column for Cleaning Matters, scientific director at Chemex International Seán Derrig sets the record straight on Norovirus

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07 February 2014

Fed up with all the nonsense out there, scientific director at Chemex International Seán Derrig has decided to bust five of society's biggest hygiene myths and provides us with some much overdue clarity

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SPONSORED CONTENT

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10 August 2015

From Paper towels, Blue centre feed and Toilet rolls we offer a wide range of cost effective paper systems, for example 2 rolls of our coreless paper system equates to 9 rolls of branded toilet paper.

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08 June 2017

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

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20 October 2014

Probably the only cleaner required and one of the most powerful and versatile cleaners available.

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14 December 2015

Our user friendly range of battery and mains powered automatic drain dosing systems are perfectly designed for enzyme dosing which break down grease and bacteria from grease traps and drains, eliminating smells and blockages that can be unpleasant, inconvenient and costly.

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20 October 2014

Soft delicate

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17 January 2014

D426 is a yellow beaded hand cleaner based on citrus solvents, fine scrubbing agents, emollients and detergents to give a powerful yet gentle cleaning action.

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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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17 June 2015

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20 October 2014

Luxury disposable washroom hand towels

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25 January 2016

There is no other moment that needs such a precise and efficient process

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12 February 2015

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

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21 October 2014

Highly effective 99.99% kill of both gram positive and gram negative bacteria proven by independent test.

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10 August 2015

Suitable for any washroom these durable and reliable dispensers feature a none drip nozzle, with a wide range of refills available.

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04 November 2016

The SUPERVAPOR8 permits steam-cleaning of machinery, refrigerators, ovens, work tables, floors, windows etc. reducing the use of detergents, disinfectants and solvents, and eliminating serious problems of disposal, bad smells and toxic residues.

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27 June 2016

The ecoroll brand offers a wide range of products made from soft quality 100% recycled tissue.

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