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Decontamination Technology Introduced At King’s College Hospital


Following an extensive six-month trial, Medirest has successfully introduced Tru-D, SmartUVC Room Disinfection technology, at King’s College Hospital in London.


Medirest, the UK's leading catering and support services provider in the healthcare market, has secured an agreement with Rapid Disinfection Services Ltd (RDS) to supply the TRU-D UVC innovative technology to its NHS clients.


King’s College Hospital is the fi rst Medirest contract to introduce this system on a permanent basis, and Medirest is looking to roll it out further in the coming months.


Tru-D has been designed to target and eradicate Healthcare Associated Infections (HCAIs), and is the only mobile UV disinfection system to precisely calculate the correct UV dose required to remove pathogens from a specifi ed environment. The intelligent device, which has full audit and reporting capabilities, is a fully automated surface and air decontamination apparatus, which can be used in all spaces from operating theatres to patient rooms and wards.


Once positioned in an unoccupied space, the device is activated by a wireless remote control, and automatically adjusts to the dynamics of the space to determine the most diffi cult area to decontaminate. UVC light then targets and disrupts the DNA of pathogens – including viruses, fungi and bacteria-stopping them from replicating, colonising and causing infection.


Medirest Managing Director, Steve Cenci, commented: “Pathogenic organisms are estimated to cost the NHS £1billion per year, and we believe that by introducing this


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So uBin It! Manufacturing engineer Will Hayes, has designed and manufactured the stylish uBin to encourage responsible recycling of rubbish in offi ces, schools, universities, hospitals and other typical working environments. That in itself is commendable enough, but the uBin is actually made from UK sourced post-consumer plastic.


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Over 150 companies from the world of plastic manufacturing submitted products for the EPRO Best Recycled Product 2013, but Will’s uBin, already proving successful in the marketplace, was the only UK product to be nominated as one of the three fi nalists. The others were from Germany and Ireland.


EPRO is a European based association of organizations involved in the recovery and recycling of plastics, and every year they invite manufacturers of products containing plastics from recycling to


solution, we can reduce this burden for Trusts and help facilitate better patient care. The solution can help signifi cantly reduce HCAIs within a hospital environment and it’s great to see it operating so successfully at King’s College Hospital London.”


Jorge Sousa, Associate Director of Facilities at King’s College Hospital, commented: “The implementation of Tru-D has been very successful. It’s quick and easy to use and has allowed us a faster cleaning turnaround between patients.”


This system works in a fraction of the time when compared to other existing decontamination processes, and once completed, UV energy leaves no residue and the room is immediately available for occupancy. While traditional cleaning techniques are proven to only target 30% of contaminated surfaces, and microfi bre cleaning 60%, Tru-D targets 100% of exposed and shadowed surfaces.


This technology does not use chemicals, allowing the targeting of previously diffi cult-to-reach to areas as well as reducing risks to employees, patients and the environment.


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participate. The main objective of the competition is to raise awareness of the usefulness of recycled plastic, to recognise, encourage and promote new products that utilise this precious resource.


The uBin was announced as the winner of this award at the Identiplast Congress in Paris on Thursday 28th November. It was the only award of the conference event and carries much prestige within the global plastics industry.


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