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Hand hygiene: infection prevention in focus in recent Westminster debate

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. The debate addressed the use of electronic monitoring systems to measure hand ...

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DebMed backs WHO’s global hand hygiene campaign

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. Each year, the SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands campaign aims to ...

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Interclean Amsterdam unveils 2018 Healthcare Forum: Added Value Meets Patient Safety

Looking to bring healthcare and cleaning professionals together, RAI Amsterdam has released the full schedule for its inaugural International Healthcare Forum – set to run alongside  Interclean Amsterdam, the trade show for cleaning and hygiene professionals on Wednesday 16 May. ...

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Study suggests hospital washrooms with jet air dryers carry more germs

Hospital washrooms with jet air dryers may be at risk of spreading more germs than those using single-use paper towels according to a new expert pilot study. The study, funded by the European Tissue Symposium, ETS, was carried out over ...

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Overused and under-performing: why chemical disinfectants are contributing to ‘biocide resistance’

Genesis Biosciences who, on the back of the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) latest announcement on the rise of superbugs, explain why chemical disinfectants are playing such a key role in creating biocide resistance On 27 February the WHO issued a ...

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Mitie transforms hospital cleaning with Moptimus Prime

Mitie has introduced a state-of-the-art cleaning robot to its cleaning service at Hinchingbrooke Hospital. Launched last month, the robot cleaner is custom-made for the hospital, transformed in the shape and appearance of an ambulance. Moptimus Prime uses a mapping system ...

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Mitie retains Hinchingbrooke Health Care deal

Mitie’s Clean Environments business has retained its contract with Hinchingbrooke Health Care NHS Trust for a further three years. Mitie has been working with the Trust since 2009, and will continue to provide domestic cleaning services, waste collection, pest control and ...

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Growth set to continue for global cleaning chemicals market

By 2020 the global industrial and institutional cleaning chemical market is expected to reach $51.4 billion (£41.3bn), according to market research company, Research and Markets. Currently valued at $41 billion (£32.9bn), the report states the market will show an annual ...

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APC Contech appoints Infection Prevention Products sales manager

Rachel Field has joined APC Contech, part of the Advanced Power Components group, as sales manager for Infection Prevention Products. Field will have nationwide responsibility for the promotion of the Codonics Radius3 UV-C disinfection system and will be highlighting its portability, ...

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Create an active 72 hour kill zone with Crebisol

iVo Group launches Crebisol in the UK. A new generation biocidal solution that is both an extremely effective cleaner, and is certified to kill MRSA, Norovirus and C-Diff. Log 8+ reduction against MRSA, fully effective against Norovirus spores, and the ...

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