UK hospital trials new way to keep hands clean

14th of December 2011
UK hospital trials new way to keep hands clean

A hospital in the UK has been trialling a new door handle device designed to improve hand hygiene, which was designed by a local company.

The door handle automatically dispenses sanitising gel into the hand when the door is opened. It was invented by Matt Roberts from Pure Hold, who has worked for two years to develop the concept.

The Hygiene Handle is claimed to eliminate the problem of people not cleaning their hands by ensuring everyone who enters gets a dose of hand gel.

Roberts spoke about the results of the trial, which he said were better than expected. "In some areas seven times more people cleaned their hands when the hygiene handle was installed."

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