Hospital Acquired Infections

Vitec Microgenix provides a new line of defence against HAI’s by virtually eliminating them from the indoor environment.

Hospital Acquired Infections are a global issue. The increase in the number of cases is being driven by the increase in resistance to antibiotics.

Just like patients, hospital and healthcare buildings can become infected with harmful microbes, and just like patients, the buildings need to be treated for these infections. Our products have proven to reduce harmful microbes from the indoor environment quickly, efficiently, safely and with minimal disruption to the day-to-day running of a hospital.

The benefits of the reducing HAI’s are not just the clinical outcomes, but the reduction in bed-blocking, the financial savings in treating infections, a reduction in staff absences and improved safety in the workplace.

Contact us for more information on our success stories in hospitals.

Case study – Preventing an outbreak

In Lewisham hospital there was an outbreak of aspergillius. 7 spaces across the hospital were tested for their microbial loads.

One of those spaces was room 23, which had been treated with Vitec products, resulting in the lowest spread of the outbreak. All other rooms/hospital spaces with the same exposure, tested significantly higher for the spread of microbial load. This shows us that Vitec products are undoubtedly effective in intercepting the spread of infectious microbes.

Case study – Hospital bedsheets

Bristol University completed a study using our products to clean bedsheets from a hospital, they were tested in one of Europe’s most popular commercial laundry appliances and washed repeatedly over a period of 12 months.

The results showed that as little as 1% of our solution included in the detergent ensured that the antimicrobial nanotechnology was active in the sheets for up to 80 washes, massively increasing sterility and reducing the chance for spread of infection.

This would also be massively beneficial for hospitality and leisure sectors who also provide services that include the use of bedsheets, napkins, robes, towels and other reusable, interchangeable textiles.