UV-C Disinfection in the Healthcare Industry

Fact

  • Ten per cent of all UK ‘acute’ admissions get a healthcare acquired infection (HCAI’s)
  • 15,000 (three per cent) of all UK deaths have a contribution from nosocomial infection
  • This costs the NHS over £ 1 billion per annum

Source – Health Protection Agencynurseswatch

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Hygiene and Infection Control is of paramount importance in Healthcare facilities. The elimination of infection risk, whether to patients or health care professionals, is regarded as a priority. Patients in areas such as Intensive Care Units, Isolation Wards, Burns Units, Neutropenics and Chemotherapy are particularly at risk from cross infection.

It is now well known that infectious diseases such as Tuberculosis, MRSA, C. Difficile and Norovirus can be spread by airborne transmission in addition to physical transportation (e.g. on hands, clothing & surgical instruments). Given these facts, it is not surprising that health care authorities around the world are continuously seeking new ways of controlling the problem.

Given the apparent limitations of conventional methods of hospital infection control to stem the rise in nosocomial infections, there is a pressing need to develop alternative approaches of control. The problem is compounded by the fact that many of the micro-organisms responsible, such as MRSA, are multiple antibiotic resistant. Moreover, outbreaks of multiple drug resistant TB have occurred in the UK in recent years.

UV-C is highly effective against many pathogenic micro-organisms and has the potential for reducing the spread of airborne infections in healthcare facilities.

UV-C disinfection is a proven technology that has been employed by healthcare facilities for more than 75 years.

UVT’s Healthcare Solutions Include:

  • Whole Room disinfection solutions. These ensure surfaces in areas such as Theatres, Isolation rooms & Ambulances are free from contamination
  • A complete range of air disinfection solutions, these can be designed and installed within your existing ventilation / air conditioning systems. Alternatively they can be ‘stand alone’ solutions which can be simply wall mounted or portable
  • Hand inspection and instrument disinfection

The Benefits of UV-C Disinfection to Healthcare:

  • A strategic weapon in the fight against the proliferation of HCAIs in the NHS
  • Improved air handling equipment efficiency, resulting in reduced energy and maintenance costs
  • Reduction in staff absenteeism
  • Significant reductions in odours
  • Keeps Air Handling unit drain pans Legionella free, thus reducing the threat of widespread infection
  • Negates many manual cleaning programs

Our UV-C Decontamination Solutions Include:

Surface Disinfection

Surface Disinfection

Surface disinfection systems from UV Technology Global are deployed in the food industry in order to disinfect equipment
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Air Disinfection

Air Disinfection

Air disinfection systems are deployed where there is a risk of contamination by airborne micro-organisms.
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Product Decontamination Tunnels

Product Decontamination Tunnels

UVT are at the forefront of the development of bespoke UV-C decontamination tunnels.
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Packaging Decontamination

Packaging Decontamination

Contaminated packaging is one of the primary causes of the contamination of foodstuffs with bacteria and mould.
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Active Field Technology

Active Field Technology

Active Field Technology It is an entierely new form of active air treatment that utilises ground breaking technology.
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Liquid Disinfection

Liquid Disinfection

The disinfection of liquids utilising UV-C is common place throughout the world.
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HVAC Coil Disinfection Solutions

HVAC Coil Disinfection

UVT’s disinfection systems can be integrated into new air conditioning systems or ‘retro’ fitted into existing systems.
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Consumables & Other Products

Consumables & Other Products

UVT is your source for a comprehensive range of ‘best of breed’ UV consumables and replacement parts.
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