Pure Hold announced today that it is expanding its Hygiene Handle evaluation programme due to popular demand
Following initial trials at NHS hospitals in Portsmouth and Winchester earlier this year (Aug / Sep 2011) interest in the new door-handle gel dispenser as an innovative and effective way to improve hand hygiene has surged. As a result, Pure Hold has expanded the evaluation programme from 10 sites to 20.
“We already have NHS hospitals, private hospitals and care homes across the UK and Ireland signed up to take part in the evaluation next year,” says Matt Roberts, Pure Hold’s MD. “However we soon realised that the limit of 10 sites that we had originally envisaged wouldn’t be enough to cope with the demand so we took the decision to double the number to 20 sites. Not only does this allow more prospective customers to evaluate the handles but it will give us additional valuable feedback on the product in a wider variety of environments.”
Studies have shown that despite the best efforts of infection prevention staff, a high percentage of hospital visitors do not use conventional wall-mounted gel dispensers because they forget, are in a rush or do not understand the importance of good hand hygiene.
The Pure Hold Hygiene Handle solves this problem by incorporating the gel dispenser into the door handle, ensuring that everyone who enters the area uses the alcohol hand gel. In hospital trials compliance rates were increased on average by more than 100%. In some areas, the increase was as high as 700%. See the summary report of the trials here
The Hygiene Handle evaluation programme is scheduled to begin in March 2012 when production units will be available. For more information, or to arrange a trial of the Pure Hold Hygiene Handle at your site please contact email@example.com.