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COVID transforms thinking on hospital cleanliness

Maintaining hygiene in hospitals has never been a higher priority, due to COVID-19. Fortunately, there are a number of technologies that are helping medical staff fight back against infectious agents and help safeguard against future global pandemics, explains John Chewins, director of Scientific and Regulatory Affairs at Bioquell.

The COVID-19 pandemic has fundamentally changed the public’s conversations about infection risks and hygiene standards, which continue to be headline topics as a result of the measures taken to restrict the spread of the virus, alongside the vaccination roll-out. People are now more aware than ever of the importance of cleanliness, particularly in healthcare facilities, and its role in helping to reduce the transmission of diseases

Masks, social distancing, and hand sanitisers have all, at various stages, become routine parts of our daily lives; they are the frontline defence against the pandemic. They also play a central role in keeping us healthy. However, what the term ‘cleanliness’ means to the general public, and what it means to hospitals and healthcare professionals, is quite different – and that gap has only expanded over the last two years as the medical sector ramped up its response to the virus.

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