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
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
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:
C E Facilities Services
CAM Specialist Support
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
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
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