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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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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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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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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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31 May 2016

Infection control teams are constantly coming up with ingenious new ways of persuading healthcare workers to wash their hands. But what is being done to improve hand hygiene among hospital patients and visitors? Stephen Wright from Tork manufacturer SCA looks at healthcare hygiene beyond the scope of staff

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23 May 2016

Uniwipe, the provider of powerful, effective wipes, has overhauled its branding and packaging following the launch of a new cleaning range to the UK market. 

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21 April 2016

Emma Sheldon, group marketing director for disposable infection prevention products company Vernacare, has been named International Director of the Year in the Institute of Directors’ 2016 North West Director of the Year Awards.

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21 April 2016

Chicopee, the brand of specialty cleaning wipes materials from PGI Nonwovens, will be showcasing its patented short term use microfibre products, including Microfibre Light, at ISSA/INTERCLEAN Amsterdam.

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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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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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27 January 2014

While there are some interesting differences in hospital cleaning and hygiene processes around Europe the lack of consistency within individual countries remains a bigger barrier to improving standards and compliance. Katie Pett, health care sector marketing manager at Diversey Care, makes the case for a framework that can benchmark performance, define agreed processes and measure improvement.

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04 December 2013

Regular cleaning of a hospital’s ventilation system is essential for maintaining a safe and comfortable environment for staff and patients and can help to reduce the risk of healthcare-associated infections, explains Steve Liddiard, managing director of System Hygienics

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20 October 2014

Soft delicate

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07 August 2014

Hyflex from Bio-Productions transforms floors into hard wearing, easily maintained surfaces and provides an exceptionally long wear-life.

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20 October 2014

Air tex super absorbent pulp based wipe

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22 May 2014

Not to be confused with the ionisation of water, which has had negative press, Electro Chemical activation is a process utilising normal tap water and table salt, or other natural minerals, acting as an electrolyte. A special low voltage electrical cell in the device separates and recombines these elements to produce a Hypochlorous based solution. Hypochlorous is a naturally occurring substance with a powerful disinfecting action with the other oxidants released in the process producing a mild

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10 August 2015

We provide a range of energy efficient, high performance hand dryers to suit your individual requirements.

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21 October 2014

Enov UltraSan kills Norovirus, E. Coli, swine flu, HIV, Hepatitis C, MRSA and Clostridium difficile.

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20 October 2014

Anti-Bacterial hand and Surface disinfectant wipes for use in Kitchens, Gymnasiums, service vans etc…

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27 June 2016

The Kleenall brand is a premium range of multi purpose maxi kitchen towels.

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17 June 2015

The fully integrated Hand Hygiene Monitoring System:

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12 February 2015

The Robo 40 is equipped with a navigation system, and therefore possesses its own eyes and memory.

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12 February 2015

The Ultra and C130 range are ideal to clean up very large surfaces.

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27 June 2016

The Evotex brand is a premium range of roll towel, centre feeds and dispenser toilet tissue that delivers excellent performance.

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20 October 2014

A full range of personal care wipes

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12 February 2015

Even on the inside dirty and grimy windows harbour harmful bacteria, Cleano bucket-free window cleaning system removes dirt, grime and bugs with the combined cleaning power of pure water and Microfibre without leaving residual particles or surface smears leaving windows brighter, fresher and more hygienic.

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17 June 2015

A full range of metal products including ...

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