Boosting Hygiene with the Best Medical Supplies

Posted by admin on August 20, 2012 at 8:50 am. Filed under: Medical Supplies

Cleanliness is important in many working spaces, but in medical buildings, it’s a particularly major concern. We’ve all heard of the tragic consequences that can unfold when hygiene lapses occur in hospitals and other clinical environments.

So, it’s vital that your organisation has access to superb quality medical supplies and cleaning items. Without the right gloves, cleansing products, waste disposal provisions and so on, you might struggle to avoid infection issues.

Hospital praised for its efforts

One organisation that seems to have got this pegged is South Tyneside District Hospital. Recently it was identified as being one of the best-performing units in England and Wales in terms of keeping infection rates low, the Shields Gazette reports.

There were no cases of MRSA bacteraemia at the centre between April last year and the same month this year. Meanwhile, bosses still place great emphasis on keeping control of cleanliness. Carole Clark, one of South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust’s infection prevention matrons, remarked: “We are committed to the prevention of infections, or their spread when they occur. It is everyone’s responsibility and we place huge importance on making sure everyone knows what they can do to help reduce infection, and that they have the tools to do so.”

Rigorous approach

Meanwhile, talking about the tactics employed by the organisation, she added: “We hold meetings to look at the latest information on prevention of infection, which can be used by our infection control leaders in their wards and departments. We also look at working practices, so we can decide if there are things we could do better.

“Ensuring we know what to do to avoid infection and actually doing this every time are crucial to delivering clean, safe care.”

Idea of the Year

To incentivise improvements, managers identify the wards that innovate in terms of cleanliness. The Idea of the Year Award for the best infection prevention and control initiative was handed to Ward 19 for the removal of commodes from routine use.

Instead, elderly patients are taken to the toilet wherever possible. As well as reducing the risk of micro-organism transmission, this also improves patient privacy and dignity.

Getting stocked up

When you need to stock up on hygiene products, you can take a look around our website here at Bound Tree Medical.

We offer a whole range of products, including clinical waste bags, latex gloves and much more. Indeed, we provide more than 18,000 different items and our location, in a 15,000 square foot warehouse in Telford, Shropshire, means we can get our products despatched and on the road in no time. We’re perfectly placed in terms of distribution and transport routes.

Experience you can count on

We know what our customers want and need. We’ve been in the industry for more than three decades and our staff members are experienced. Whether you need items for a hospital or any other type of environment, we should be able to help.

To find out more, just take a look around the rest of our website.

 

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