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Canadian National Infection Control Week

The 16th to 20th October is National Infection Control Week in Canada. Infection Control Week is intended to raise awareness of the importance of effective infection control methods and best practices but also to review new methods and technologies that can give us the edge in our fight against infection. Educational institutes across the country […]

Dave’s Run to Beat Cancer

Dave Jackson, our Key Account Director is running the 10 mile Great South Run in support of Cancer Research UK.  Dave has experienced loss due to cancer first hand and like many others who witness cancer he wants to help bring forward a day when all cancers are cured. Cancer is a disease which effects millions of people […]

What are Protozoa

Protozoa are abundant in the world. Wherever there are bodies of water, soil, bogs or desert you can more or less guarantee that it will be teeming with single celled life such as the amoeba and ciliates. Of the 50,000 different types, some protozoa are solitary organisms; others live within colonies, whereas others are parasitic […]

Proud Sponsors of KB Sports Football Club

This year we are the proud sponsors of  KB Sports football club who’s home ground is Muscliffe Park, Bournemouth.  We are always keen to support our internal teams with their external activities and when we were approached to sponsor this local football team we were happy to help.  The age of the team varies from 22 to 34 with […]

Can glove use increase the risk of infection?

The first recorded use of medical gloves was at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland in the year 1890. Far from an aid to healing or infection prevention, it was to protect the hands of the chief nurse of the operating room, Caroline Hampton. She had suffered a reaction to mercuric chloride which was […]

Yellow Bags vs Maceration

Keeping clinicians and patients’ safe from harm is a constant battle for the health sector. Hygiene standards and best practises of fifty years ago pale in comparison to the methods and procedures of modern medical facilities. This isn’t because the world has become more dangerous but the way we interact with the world has changed. […]

Great Oaks Care Home Grand Opening

On the 7th September 2017 the Great Oaks care home in Kinson, Bournemouth opened its doors officially to residents and its families. Although operating since the start of the summer, the grand opening was an opportunity for the providers – Encore Care Homes – to introduce potential residents, their families and the local community to […]

The impact of mosquito borne diseases

The mosquito is responsible for a million deaths a year worldwide. It’s a carrier for malaria, dengue fever, West Nile virus, chikungunya, yellow fever, filariasis, tularaemia, Japanese encephalitis, Saint Louis encephalitis, Western equine encephalitis, Eastern equine encephalitis, Venezuelan equine encephalitis, La Crosse encephalitis and Zika fever. It’s little wonder that there is a growing movement […]

What causes blockages?

Wherever there are pipes and flowing water there are blockages, be it under a kitchen sink or on a leafy residential street. Blockages, it seems, are a fact of life. However, what causes them is a major factor because without that knowledge you can’t possibly take any meaningful steps to resolve the issue without blindly […]

What is Antimicrobial Stewardship?

Our clients value our products because we have laced the outer shells with an antimicrobial coating which, in simple terms, prevents harmful microbes from taking root and growing. This means that it’s far easier to keep the machines free of anything harmful, making them safer to use, it also helps to fight the spread of […]