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Healthcare acquired infections and the need for cleaner air in hospitals

Poor hygiene accounts for an estimated four million cases of healthcare acquired infections (HAIs) in Europe each year, according to an article from Cleanroom Technology (‘New microfibre technology squares up to HAIs’ – June 2016).

The article reports that of these four million cases, 37,000 are fatal. Patients spend 16 million extra days a year in hospital, with the annual related costs estimated at €7 billion.

It is predicted that these figures could be reduced by as much as 20 per cent, providing cleaning procedures and systems are properly co-ordinated and tightly controlled. This would have a profound impact on patient care and NHS resources.

Gibbons Ultraviolet Solutions, in partnership with BioZone Scientific International, supply ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI) systems for a wide range of sectors, including healthcare facilities such as hospitals, clinics and fertility centres.

Our innovative systems apply the disinfecting power of ultraviolet-C (UVC) light to destroy bacteria, mould, viruses and other contaminants both in the air and on air handling unit (AHU) surfaces.

These chemical-free air purifying solutions are quick to install, easy to maintain and extremely effective at eradicating germs and preventing the spread of infectious diseases within wards and operating theatres containing vulnerable patients.

For more information on this pioneering technology and its benefits in the healthcare sector and beyond, call Colin Hardman on 07940 544206 or email

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