Why is Infection Prevention and Control Important?

Infection prevention solutions help to prevent the spread of infections in hospitals and healthcare sites. These outbreaks can pose a serious threat to the safety and wellbeing of your patients and staff.

  • Approximately 834,000 patients will acquire a preventable infection in an NHS Hospital in England
  • This led to around 28,500 deaths annually
  • While 21% of all bed days per year are occupied by HCAI patients.*

Ensuring strict procedures for equipment cleaning, carrying out specialist disinfection with the right chemicals and deploying technology in the right places is key to control outbreaks.

 

Drive better clinical and financial outcomes

Infection Control Case Study

NHS Trusts need a facilities management provider who places infection-control high on its agenda and is leading the way in infection control and prevention.

Sodexo and the Infection Prevention and Control team at Queen’s Hospital, Romford, became the first hospital team in the UK to use UV-C light machines to help keep patients safe from infection and as a result saw a 70% reduction in bacteria.

Read our case study to find our more about the results and benefits seen.

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Why choose Protecta for infection prevention?

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Supporting you to deliver the new National Standards for Healthcare Cleanliness 2021. Protecta processes, procedures and control will align with the new risk categories, elements, and frequencies and will support your hospital in meeting the requirements of the new National Standards. We’re updating our auditing and monitoring systems to support your Trust in providing evidence to demonstrate this. We’ll work in collaboration with your teams to review the impact of the new standards and provide assistance in planning and deployment.

 

The Protecta Infection Prevention Training Academy

We launched our Protecta Training Academy to offer staff a formal development pathway, with competency checks and certifications throughout. Our specialist Infection Prevention modules are industry leading and provide comprehensive training for our frontline staff in absolute best practice Infection Prevention and Control.

A range of technology solutions

In addition to a core programme focused on safe decontamination of surfaces, there are a variety of options we use to customise our approach to your needs. This includes: 
-    Audit management software aligned to the new risk categories
-    Powerful and resource-efficient electrical cleaning equipment
-    Hygienic and safe modular trolley systems
-    Single use microfibre mops for high risk areas.

-    Range of specialist highly efficacious chemicals

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Going beyond the standard Protecta, with Protecta+

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Blaze a trail as a Protecta Centre of Excellence

We’ll be creating Centres of Excellence with clients who want work with us to test and evidence the impact of the latest innovations in cleaning and decontamination, investing in the wider range of Protecta technologies with us. Our Protecta Centres of Excellence will have first access to trial future technologies and innovations, focus groups and research projects.

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Protecta+ offers an increased range of innovative equipment

We’ve expanded our range of technologies available for trial and deployment in your Trust. This means we can work with your Estates and IPC teams to evaluate and select the optimum equipment for each task, area, and surface material, including HPV and UV-C decontamination systems, robotic floor cleaners and demand-led cleaning technologies.

By your side, every day

Our services are constantly evolving to be available wherever, whenever you need us, and we pride ourselves on being completely agile across all care delivery sites.

 

Get in touch to find out how Protecta can help protect your people and patients
 

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Insights

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Helping Shropshire Council to keep those who can’t work from home safe

Alongside operating more than 150 Covid-19 testing centres across the UK, Sodexo is now also supporting Shropshire Council to keep those who can’t work from home safe. Read the case study to learn more .

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