Workplace culture impacts on hand hygiene compliance

31st of July 2015
Workplace culture impacts on hand hygiene compliance

Better access to hand hygiene facilities and more hand washing 'cues' could help to improve hand hygiene in healthcare, according to researchers.

And increased knowledge about hand hygiene procedures plus a good example set by senior staff could also make a difference.

A team in Ireland examined various worldwide studies into hand hygiene to

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Taxpayers are paying for dirty hospitals in Ireland, says patients group

30th of July 2015
Taxpayers are paying for dirty hospitals in Ireland, says patients group

Basic commodities like soap are still not being provided in toilets in all public hospitals in Ireland, according to a patients' group there. Janette Byrne of lobby organisation Patients Together said this was still the unfortunate reality at a time when millions are being spent on hospital cleaning services.

Figures released to The Irish Times

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Finalists announced for UK 2015 Kimberly-Clark Professional Golden Service Awards

29th of July 2015
Finalists announced for UK 2015 Kimberly-Clark Professional Golden Service Awards

Following the first stages of judging, the finalists for the 2015 Kimberly-Clark Professional Golden Service Awards in the UK have been announced - a total of 88 from 46 companies. The awards recognise excellence in cleaning service provision.

The finalist companies are:
Aramark
Brayborne Facilities
C E Facilities Services
CAM Specialist Support
Cape

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Colourful portable sink is designed to boost hand hygiene in Cambodia

28th of July 2015
Colourful portable sink is designed to boost hand hygiene in Cambodia

A portable plastic box decorated with smiling frogs and a bright green logo could help prevent thousands of people in Cambodia from falling sick with diarrhoea, claim its developers.

The sink, which has the appearance of a toy, dispenses up to 15 litres of water through a low-flow spout. It can be placed at a height easily reachable by children

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Nilfisk continues Pacific growth with Kerrick acquisition

27th of July 2015
Nilfisk continues Pacific growth with Kerrick acquisition

Nilfisk Group, which has its headquarters in Denmark, has announced the acquisition of New Zealand-based specialist in commercial, heavy duty and industrial cleaning equipment Kerrick, which also operates in Australia.

"With Kerrick, Nilfisk's footprint in the Pacific region will increase and strengthen the company's position within the

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The force-multiplying effects of two knowledge megatrends for 2020

24th of July 2015
The force-multiplying effects of two knowledge megatrends for 2020

Peter Ankerstjerne, head of group marketing at global facilities services provider ISS, talks about two major knowledge megatrends that will affect businesses. They are technological development and the growth of a knowledge society.

With 90 per cent of the world's data generated just over the last two years, information and the excess of it is

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