It is estimated that 5000 people die each year from Healthcare-associated Infection (HCIAs) – which is higher than the number of annual road deaths, so the need to reduce HCAIs has never been greater.
BioClad® cladding incorporates silver ions, impregnated into the PVC panels during manufacture, forming a permanently active surface which inhibits the growth of MRSA, E.coli, Campylobacter and Salmonella, plus a wide range of microbes and moulds.
BioCote® protected products have been extensively tested at the Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust, with the results published in the Journal of Infection Prevention. The study concluded that bacterial contamination could be reduced by 95.8%, complementing hygiene practices. These products go one step further in helping NHS Trusts to provided a clean and safe environment for patient care.
BioCote® protection is a safe, natural antimicrobial technology that controls bacteria 24/7, guaranteed for the lifetime of the product* and eliminates the need for aggressive cleaning fluids.
And with all BioCote® antimicrobial protection claims being independently tested, there is a powerful argument to specify BioClad® for any hospital new build or refurbishment project where hygiene is important. In addition, Advanced Hygienic Contracting provides a 20 year warranty for both its products and fitting, backed by the ISO 9001 Quality Standard.
The world’s first PVC wall cladding system containing BioCote® silver ion antimicrobial technology is now available for installation in hospital wards, kitchens, serveries and WC’s.