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

12:22 24 April 2014

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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.”

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