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06 December 2018

Tristel introduced hospitals to chlorine dioxide for the high-level disinfection of medical instruments over two decades ago. The Tristel Trio Wipes System and Tristel Duo products are today widely used in and trusted by hospitals around the world. 

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31 October 2018

Proper hand hygiene is fundamental to infection prevention and in hospital settings - where toilets are often frequented by visitors, staff and patients – it is especially crucial in order to avoid cross infection.

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05 November 2018

Hand hygiene is the single most important measure to prevent cross-transmission of microorganisms and in a healthcare setting this could mean the difference between life and death.

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13 November 2018

Diversey, the global hygiene and cleaning solutions company, recently hosted an infection prevention conference at the Hospital del Mar in Barcelona.

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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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08 October 2018

This year Global Handwashing Day takes place on 15th October and Kimberly-Clark Professional is embracing the annual event’s theme ‘Clean Hands – a recipe for health’ by supporting facilities managers with a range of tools to help them champion hand hygiene, health and wellbeing in the workplace in relation to snacking and eating.

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05 October 2018

Skin and surface hygiene specialist, GOJO Industries-Europe, supports the annual Global Handwashing awareness raising day on 15th October 2018

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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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14 September 2018

Deb, the hand hygiene and skin care specialist, is getting ready to showcase its hand hygiene innovation at this year’s Infection Prevention Society (IPS) annual conference, the largest infection prevention and control exhibition in the UK.

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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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21 August 2018

The rise of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is one of the biggest threats to global health in today’s world, with the current estimated cost of AMR to the NHS in excess of £180 million per annum.

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16 August 2018

Hillbrush has launched a new colour range of anti-microbial cleaning tools for the food manufacturing and healthcare industries. 

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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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16 July 2018

Hand hygiene and infection prevention is now a top priority on the Government’s agenda, after a recent Westminster debate addressed the key infection prevention issues within healthcare settings.

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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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22 June 2018

Symphony Environmental Technologies, a global specialist in products and technologies that "make plastic smarter", has launched what it describes as the first latex antimicrobial examination glove made with d2p technology. 

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28 June 2018

Hand hygiene and infection prevention is now a top priority on the Government’s agenda, after a recent Westminster debate addressed the key infection prevention issues within healthcare settings.

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13 June 2018

DebMed, the Healthcare division of Deb, 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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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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FEATURES

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20 February 2019

The sheer volume of discarded textiles at an average hospital or healthcare setting can go un-noticed – almost hidden as part of the wider waste headache. But linens are one area, unlike many others, in which it is relatively easy to increase sustainability and save money, argues David Midgley, managing director, Regenex

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18 February 2019

Dave Ford, Altro’s specifications manger - North, takes a look at the latest trends and developments in hygienic flooring for hospital and healthcare environments, and provides advice on how to find the right solution for your premises

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13 November 2018

Kimberly-Clark Professional offers advice on how to improve washroom facilities within hospital and healthcare environments in order to meet the high hygiene standards required

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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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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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24 November 2015

Joining The Water Jetting Association

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21 October 2014

The Evita Super Soft Touch 2ply White Toilet Tissue is a luxury toilet roll made from pure pulp product.

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21 May 2015

ScanLogik wall mounted units are perfect for quickly and easily recording staff time and attendance at larger sites.

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25 January 2016

Washroom hygiene processes are the core of ABC hygiene's service offerings

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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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09 May 2016

Microburst® 3000Battery-Free Dispensing Systems

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04 November 2016

CleanLink’s latest state of the art web-hosted work scheduling and site auditing application. CleanLink Site Master is designed as a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) for companies to quickly set up new clients & contracts, plan and manage their site-based work, and design and use online forms to capture data.

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14 November 2016

The 4×4 SD20KW is a 10 bar 32 Amp 3 phase industrial steam cleaning machine with a steam and detergent facility.

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14 November 2016

The Matrix OMEGA8 is a powerful, 8 bar medical steam cleaning machine which has been designed and built specifically for the health industry.

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24 November 2015

In this section : 1. The WJA Statement of Policy in relation to the Health and Safety Commissions 'Revitalising' initiative. 2. The Medical/Surgical advice about Water Jetting Injuries (taken from the WJA Code of Practice - Blue). 3. Reference to Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) (taken from the WJA Code of Practice - Blue)

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07 January 2015

Our award-winning Mobile App is designed to provide your site managers and supervisors with up to date Site, Contract and Staff information and to enable them to carry out their tasks and update relevant data without having to return to the office to use a computer.

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17 November 2014

Graffiti Protect is an integral part of the ecgo-system® and is specially developed to protect brick, concrete and stone surfaces from long term damage due to graffiti attack.

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11 November 2016

The Matrix SV4 is a Commercial / Industrial 4.5 bar pressure steam cleaning machine.

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14 May 2015

.. and the OspreyDeepclean dry steam cleaning technology is still a first.

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16 July 2015

Big Cleaning Power, Small In Size System

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