According to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, an estimated 300,000 people pick up hospital-acquired infections every year, and recent outbreaks of norovirus at hospitals around the UK constantly make the news, causing chaos to staff, patients and the public alike.
Knowing that you have a need for a decontamination solution is the first hurdle, but understanding exactly what service you should be looking for and which one is most cost-effective isn’t always so clear. So we’ve put together a brief overview of everything you need to know when it comes to choosing the right decontamination […]
More often than not, hospitals find themselves inundated with patients and the pressure on beds results in a constant juggling act. Improving patient flow is one of the main ways in which hospitals can reduce delays, streamline processes and subsequently make cost savings. Yet inevitably, most hospitals struggle to achieve an optimum flow of […]
In the healthcare sector, risk of infection is a major concern, not only in terms of patient well-being, but also when it comes to maintaining a steady and efficient flow in the hospital environment. The sources of contamination are varied and, in many cases, unknown, and inappropriate cleaning practices can see an accumulation of surface […]
The NHS is facing unprecedented challenges on both an operational and financial level, fuelled by an ever-increasing demand for services combined with limited resources. There is a constant need to ‘deliver more for less’, not helped by reports that NHS providers recorded a record deficit in 2015/16 (1). The strain is being felt across the […]
Over the past 20 years, scientists have been observing a worrying increase in the prevalence of a deadly new threat in the fight against hospital-acquired infections (HAIs). Carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae, otherwise known as CPE, are bacteria which have been steadily building resistance to the most advanced antibiotics, essentially creating an infection which is potentially untreatable. The […]