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Flu and hand hygiene

It’s at this time of year where you or someone you know is feeling the effects of flu.  We’ve all had it and its a miserable time for all of us.  but did you know that, Over 75% of people with the flu do not have symptoms Flu is caused by the influenza virus, which spreads in tiny water droplets when ... Read More »

The importance of Paper Hand Towels

Paper Hand Towels

Paper Hand Towels are more important than we think in fighting the war against the spread of germs. Damp hands spread up 1,000 times more germs than dry hands. This means that to keep them safe, drying your hands is as important as washing them. Single-use paper hand towels ensure that hands can be completely dried. No germs are transmitted. ... Read More »

Should fist bumps replace handshaking in healthcare?

This article made us chuckle, I can’t really see this happening but can you imagine doctors, nurses, GP’s etc all going round doing this. Shaking hands should be replaced by “fist bumps” in healthcare settings to prevent the spread of bacteria. This is being proposed by a group of researchers at the West Virginia University School of Medicine. They reached ... Read More »

Cleaning in Hospitals this winter – Fighting the bugs

Between 600,000 and one million people catch norovirus in the UK every year. This winter it’s estimated by the UK’s Health Protection Agency that nearly 1.3 million people have already been struck down by the bug, a staggering 56% more than this time last year. A norovirus outbreak can cause widespread chaos, reducing staffing to critical levels and closing hospital ... Read More »

Clover Chemicals Freshnit Kills Superbugs MRSA & C. Difficile

The fight against the superbugs is currently a matter of extreme importance in the health sector. Managers of care homes and hospitals need to control both Clostridium Difficile and MRSA in order to prevent serious infection outbreaks. They will therefore need a cleaner/disinfectant which is both sporicidal and bactericidal, in order to ensure it is effective against both bacteria. Clover ... Read More »

Clover Chemicals Freshnit Kills Superbugs MRSA & C. Difficile

The fight against the superbugs is currently a matter of extreme importance in the health sector. Managers of care homes and hospitals need to control both Clostridium Difficile and MRSA in order to prevent serious infection outbreaks. They will therefore need a cleaner/disinfectant which is both sporicidal and bactericidal, in order to ensure it is effective against both bacteria. Clover ... Read More »