Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 21°C

min temp: 18°C

ESTD 1874 Search

Newmarket: Report highlights role of Tristel products in tackling hospital outbreaks of C Diff

12:22 24 April 2014

Tristel

Tristel's factory at Snailwell, near Newmarket

Archant

Health hygiene products manufacturer Tristel has received recognition for its role in tackling Clostridium difficile (C diff) infections at an NHS trust in the Midlands.

The April 2014 edition of the Infection Control magazine features an article describing success achieved by the University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust (UHCW) tackling the incidence of C diff, a potentially serious bacterial infection of the digestive system.

In January 2013, the trust was nearing its allowed limit for cases of C diff, with the issue having been highlighted in the its annual report for 2012-13 as a “red” area for underperformance.

The trust’s infection prevention and control team responded with an innovative campaign which focussed upon hand washing, prompt isolation of infected patients, prudent antibiotic prescribing and effective environmental cleaning.

To achieve the latter, the trust used Tristel’s Jet trigger spray gel for areas close to the patient and Tristel Fuse for larger surface areas. Both products are rapidly effective against bacteria, fungi, viruses, mycobacteria and crucially spores. As a result of the campaign every ward in the trust has been C diff-free for a period of at least 100 days, 95% of all wards have been C diff-free for 200 days and 14 wards have achieved a year clear. The trust’s infection prevention team has now received the accolade of national Hospital Team of the Year from the UK Infection Prevention Society.

Paul Swinney, chief Executive of Tristel, which is based at Snailwell, near Newmarket, said: “The number of hospitals that have adopted our chlorine dioxide surface disinfectants to kill C diff, Norovirus and the multi-drug resistant bacteria which are now grabbing the headlines has grown steadily in the past few years.

“In the hospital marketplace it can take years for novel technology to prove itself and for its impact to be felt, especially when it comes to infection control. The UHCW achievement is testimony to how effective our surface disinfectants are. Surface disinfection is now a key driver behind our sales growth in the UK.”

Search hundreds of local jobs at Jobs24

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other East Anglian Daily Times visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by East Anglian Daily Times staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique East Anglian Daily Times account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Save the Duke campaigners.

Local farmers have got behind a bid to save an historic village pub.

The George Inn, Wickham Market

Community leaders are pushing for the compulsory purchase of a fire damaged Suffolk pub to save it from being torn down.

Rob Legge, chief executive of Servest.

Facilities management group Service is to create up to 50 new jobs with the opening of a new customer contact centre at its headquarters near Bury St Edmunds.

Neil Farrow, organiser of the Ipswich Gin Festival

Ipswich is set to get its own gin festival next year, with dozens of food and drink companies set to get on board.

The owner of Frankie & Benny's is to review its offer in a bid to win back trade lost following price rises.

The struggling owner of restaurant chains Frankie & Benny’s and Garfunkel’s is to close 33 under-performing sites after posting a loss for the first of the year.

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Most read

Most commented

Topic pages

Streetlife

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

MyDate24 MyPhotos24