Partnership Cleans Up with Infection Control; INNOVATION & TECHNOLOGY

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Byline: JON GRIFFIN Business Staff

The writing is on the floor for bacteria in the West Midlands - thanks to a new hitech link-up.

Regional pioneers of antimicrobial product protection, Bio Cote Ltd, and anti-slip film specialists, Medi Film, have united to clean up hospital wards and improve efficiency across the United Kingdom.

In an exclusive partnership, brought together by healthcare industry specialists Medilink WM, Medi Film has launched a newrange of Visual Management floor graphics, protected by Bio-Cote@.

Developed in direct response to the Productive Ward initiative, which aims to release time for patient care by introducing timesaving and ward-management processes, the deceptively simple universal floor graphics indicate visually in a hospital ward where specific equipment should be stored.

Bringing together both companies' specialisms, the new graphics are both anti-slip and antimicrobial, ensuring they meet the highest standards.

Bio Cote@ silver ion technology is impregnated into the graphics at the time of manufacture; it then provides permanent protection against the growth of bacteria and mould.

The self-adhesive floor graphics have been hailed as easy to apply, aesthetically pleasing and a hygienic solution to marking out spaces for equipment within hospitals rather than tape. …