“Relying on existing measures such as good hand hygiene, regular cleaning, disinfection and the promotion of general sanitation practices cannot eradicate health-care associated infections. In fact, 300,000 patients in England annually acquire a healthcare-associated infection while in the care of the NHS.
“High touch surfaces such as door handles, push plates and WC turns are common transfer points for bacteria and microbes within any busy environment.
“In a healthcare setting, where infection prevention and control is of paramount importance, results show that microbial contamination is significantly reduced on copper compared to standard surfaces by greater than 80%.
“The Contego copper alloy ironmongery seamlessly integrates with stainless steel furniture, providing a sterile and clean appearance whilst significantly reducing the risk posed by pathogens.”
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