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Hygiene Emergency: Glasgow Ambulance Crews Must Scrub Up


Glasgow Ambulance Crews Must Scrub Up

It's been claimed that ambulance crews in Glasgow regularly fail basic hand washing tests.

On the back of the “West Central Division Report Card”, fears have been sparked of superbugs such as MRSA and C.diff spreading.

According to the report, as documented in the Glasgow Evening Times, 31 per cent of staff failed to follow hand washing rules in January, while 21 per cent failed the same test in May.

Although improvements have been made, figures reveal one in 10 ambulance staff failed the test in August.

While the Scottish Ambulance Service does operate a zero-tolerance approach when it comes to breaking hand hygiene rules, the Scottish Conservative health spokesperson, Jackson Carlaw MSP, has reiterated the need for “perfect compliance” when it comes to hand washing.

Reducing the Risk of Infection

Admittedly, there’s no room for complacency when it comes to infection control and promoting good hand hygiene, which is why we offer a wide range of medical consumables to help the medical industry reduce the risk of infection.

Whether it’s a hand wash dispenser, hand sanitiser or an air fresh fan, we’ll work with you to ensure your employees, customers and your business are protected against infectious diseases such as influenza, the common cold and various gastrointestinal disorders.

Here at Initial, we understand how a single provider for all your facilities can save you time and money, which allows us to work closely with your business to gain a better understanding of your needs.

For more information about how we can help you abide by infection control rules and regulations, feel free to get in touch with a member of the team today – we’d love to help.