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Probiotic surface cleanser could significantly reduce HAIs

A study into a major cause of hospital acquired infections (HAI) has begun. The work is exploring how contagion bacteria survive even deep cleans with chemical products and is evaluating a novel approach to reduce HAI through the use of ...

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Lucart acquires tissues firm ESP to grow UK presence

An Italian-based firm that specialises in the supply of toilet tissue, roll and hand towels and hygiene rolls to hospitals, has acquired a British manufacturer of disposable tissue products to grow its presence in the UK. Lucart S.p.A., part of the Lucart Group based in the Italian city of Lucca, has acquired Essential Supply Products ...

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Dussmann Group acquires Janus Group in Austria

The Dussmann Group, a global multi-service provider, has acquired the Janus Group Vienna, through its subsidiary Dussmann Service Austria. The Janus Group, which employs 1,300 people, is a specialist provider of cleaning and disinfection services to healthcare facilities. It has gained many ...

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Regenex dyes 100,000 NHS scrub suits to equip Nightingale hospitals

Commercial linen stain removal specialist, Regenex, has used its textile dyeing expertise to colour 100,000 medical scrub suits for future use on healthcare frontlines. The white workwear, ordered for emergency use, has been dyed in shades of cobalt, raspberry and ...

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Samsic UK delivers cleaning and hygiene services at NHS vaccination centres

Samsic UK is fielding support to a growing number of Covid-19 NHS Vaccination and Plasma Donor Centres. The national facilities management services provider is working at the Princess Royal Sports Arena in Lincoln – one of the country’s first mass vaccination ...

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BICSc announces imminent launch of NHS compliant cleaning skills

The British Institute of Cleaning Science (BICSc) has announced the imminent launch of a selection of NHS compliant cleaning skills, which have been adapted from the long-established Cleaning Professional’s Skills Suite. The selected skills will be compliant with both PAS ...

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NHS cleaning budget cuts have left health services underprepared for Covid, says GMB

GMB, the union for NHS workers, has called for urgent investment as new figures expose the extent of cuts to cleaning services over the last decade, which according to GMB have left health services “underprepared for Covid”. Figures published in ...

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Zidac protects front line workers with £500,000 donation

A leading manufacturer and provider of hygiene products has donated half a million pounds worth of germ and bacteria-fighting hand sanitiser to the NHS, UK charities in need, and emergency services to help in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic. This ...

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Domestic who cleaned up after Covid

The arrival of coronavirus made people nervous including non-clinical hospital staff like domestic cleaner Engelbert Camilleri. The 26 year-old works in Ealing Hospital’s A&E department but he was reassigned to the Rapid Response Team during the first wave of the ...

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New cleaning apprenticeship standard being delivered by InterLearn

Yesterday (6 July) saw training provider, InterLearn, launch a new qualification in the form of a trailblazing apprenticeship which has been greeted with open arms by companies in the cleaning industry. The Healthcare Cleaning Operative (HCO) programme comes at a ...

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