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21 January 2020

Cromwell Polythene, a specialist in sacks, bags and speciality products for the capture and containment of waste and recyclables is launching a scented and antimicrobial tiger stripe sack. The new product is part of its Sansafe and clinical waste management range.

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21 January 2020

Every employer has a duty of care to ensure the health, safety and welfare of its employees, this specifically includes controlling the risks from a range of hazardous substances, including Legionella bacteria.

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25 June 2019

Duplex advocate Tracey Kirkland is head housekeeper of a large care home in Surrey (part of the Sunrise group), which recently introduced the Duplex machine to its range of cleaning appliances.

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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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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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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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FEATURES

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19 February 2020

Extensive and thorough cleaning is the best way to keep a hospital facility in the cleanest state, but, argues Craig Boyle from Bagnalls, this can have an impact on the general wear and tear of the building. Find out other ways to keep your healthcare facility as clean as possible and how to combat the depreciation of the building this can cause.

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12 February 2020

Following the success of National Bug Busting Day on 31 January, MediSupplies is raising awareness of measures that can be taken to prevent cross-contamination and reduce the spread of infection within organisations.

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11 February 2020

Tinaz Ranina, infection prevention marketing lead at Diversey UK & Ireland, examines healthcare associated infections (HAIs), particularly those caused by multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs), which represent a significant impact on patient morbidity and mortality and increase the financial burden on healthcare systems.

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12 February 2020

Andy Kemp presents the first in a series of articles intended to shed light on the many issues surrounding the way we approach chemical disinfection and decontamination of surfaces.

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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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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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SPONSORED CONTENT

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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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16 December 2013

The importance of using products and methods that minimise adverse impacts on health and the environment grows stronger every day.

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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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17 November 2014

ecgo® Cleaner Super+ is an efficient, high performance cleaner based on the latest intelligent fluids® technology.

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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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07 August 2014

Bio Dose is Bio-Productions’ cost-effective biological treatment fluid for the maintenance of all waste systems.

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20 October 2014

Air tex super absorbent pulp based wipe

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10 August 2015

This product has been developed to provide the ultimate control methods for washroom water consumption. The unit has been carefully designed with innovative features to enable detailed site analysis.

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17 November 2014

ecgo® Exterior Surface Cleaner is an efficient, high performance cleaner based on the latest intelligent fluids® technology.

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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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27 June 2016

The Sirius brand offers a wide range of quality products including toilet paper, centre feed rolls, industrial wiper roll, paper towels, hygiene rolls and dispenser toilet rolls for away-from-home washrooms, healthcare, food service and industry.

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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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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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17 June 2015

OEM Solutions start with discovery, what are your goals and how can we help meet these goals with a product development plan?

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07 August 2014

Citra Clean Concentrate is Bio-Productions’ uniquely versatile and effective cleaning product for all types of janitorial cleaning and most industrial applications.

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