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World Antibiotics Awareness Week

Last week marked World Antibiotic Awareness Week. Antibiotic resistance, according to the World Health Organisation, is one of the biggest threats to global health and represents the most urgent drug resistant trends. It can compromise the treatment of infectious diseases and it has stalled progress in new treatments and medical breakthroughs. Although antibiotic resistance occurs […]

C. Diff Awareness Month

November marks International C. Diff Awareness month. C. Diff (or Clostridium Difficile), for the unaware, is a particularly aggressive bacterium that can infect the bowel and cause diarrhoea. It’s also everywhere, more or less all the time. Clostridium Difficile is found in the air, water, soil and often in our intestines and therefore in human […]

Keeping Drains Clean and Blockage Free

Adequate drainage and sanitation is one of the cornerstones on which a developed society is built. The ability to quickly and safely remove waste water is vital to not only to human health but the environment as well. It takes a surprisingly small amount of infectious material to contaminate water sources and eco systems and […]

Sluice Rooms Aren’t Dirty

Sluice/Dirty Utility Rooms are an integral part of any hospital. They provide a central nexus that allows nurses to safely dispose of infectious material, clean reusable items as well as observe hand hygiene protocols. The reason they are so critical to the safe and effective functioning of a hospital or care setting is simple. They […]

Celebrating Team Success

We’re celebrating team success at DDC Dolphin this week and couldn’t be more pleased. Our Technical Support Manager  has received certification from recognised providers in a number of Infection Control areas, including Antimicrobial resistance, Antibiotic resistance as well as understand the Ebola Virus and how it can be avoided. This will enable our Technical Team to […]

Introducing Hygenex Medical Pulp Products

We would like to announce the launch of our new Hygenex Medical Pulp range of single-use utensils to enhance our product and service offering throughout the medical sector. Having achieved remarkable success in the pulp macerator market it was a natural progression for us to support our customers and offer ‘the complete solution’. The new Hygenex […]

The Impact of HCAI’s on Children

When a child is admitted to hospital it can be quite a daunting or even scary experience. Depending on their age, maturity or the nature of their visit to hospital, they may not fully understand why they’re being admitted. Or giving them the full story may simply be too upsetting. Throw in the fact that […]

Why is a Sluice Room Designed a Certain Way?

Sluice/dirty utility rooms are dedicated to the safe and efficient disposal of human waste and other potentially infectious material. However, installing a bedpan washer or pulp macerator in a utility closet does not make it a sluice room. Sluice/dirty utility rooms are far from glorified janitor closets, instead performing a vital role in the fight […]

The Truth about Pulp

To the average person pulp is little more than a wet shapeless mass of material usually associated with either making paper or the recycling process. However if you’re providing care to vulnerable adults or those in a clinical setting, pulp is so much more, and so much more important. Medical Pulp utensils in the healthcare […]

Enhanced Regional Support

DDC Dolphin welcomes Ian Heath who joined us on 2nd October as our Regional Service Manager for the South. Ian comes to us with over 30 years of field service experience and has outstanding technical understanding and commercial awareness which will be integral to the creation and delivery of the field service improvements.