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Stepping up hand hygiene with Gradus SureContact

Contract interiors specialist Gradus has launched SureContact, a new antimicrobial handrail finish designed to improve hygiene in healthcare applications.Available as an optional extra on selected Gradus Handrails, Combi-rails and Dual Rail, the permanently protective antimicrobial finish contains Sanitised Zinc Pyrithione ...

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Healthy building – Healthy mind

Today’s healthcare facilities contain many critical environments where building services play an important role in the wellbeing of patients, staff and visitors. Even the best-designed and built facility will need initial commissioning and constant monitoring to ensure peak performance throughout ...

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The real Germ Warfare

FMJ explores how to go about preventing the spread of harmful bacteria and viruses, as well as explaining some of the requirements, regulations and products in the industry When people think of specialist cleaning, they focus on things such as high-up ...

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Patient-observer study yields high healthcare worker hand hygiene compliance

Healthcare staff are more hand hygiene compliant when knowingly watched and audited by their patients, a new study reveals. A first-of-its-kind study in Canada, carried out by researchers at Women’s College Hospital has shown that asking patients to audit their ...

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Will patient inspectors give NHS a clean bill of health?

A programme of patient-led hospital inspections to improve food, cleanliness and dignity has seen every eligible trust taking part in the voluntary programme. Since April, over 5000 patient inspectors have carried out more than 4,600 ward inspections across the country ...

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Untreatable superbugs pose a ‘catastrophic threat’ says Chief Medical Officer

Following FMJ’s report on Friday about “nightmare” drug-resistant superbugs sweeping through healthcare facilities in the United States killing 50% of their victims, the UK’s Chief Medical Officer has warned of a  ‘catastrophic threat’ posed from antimicrobial resistance bacteria as they become immune to the antibiotics doctors ...

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Celebrity chefs join calls for mandatory not voluntary hospital food standards

With attention now turning to patient meals in the horse meat scandal, journalist and broadcaster Loyd Grossman, and celebrity chefs Albert Roux and John Benson-Smith are joining calls led by a coalition of eighty nine organisations for the introduction of ...

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