As the winter months approach, nursing and residential care organisations must ensure everyone has access to hand wash facilities wherever and whenever they may be needed to minimise the threat of norovirus outbreaks.
“During the winter months, potentially life-threatening norovirus, influenza and dangerous infections spread fast and therefore extra precautions must be taken to protect those with weaker immune systems,” explains Manty Stanley, managing director at TEAL.
“It’s in the interests of all but especially for those involved in nursing and residential care homes to follow hand hygiene practice to prevent the spread of infection. If it is just a question of access, TEAL has the solution.”
TEAL specialises in the design and manufacture of portable hot water hand wash units which require no access to mains water and drainage.
Working with healthcare organisations for many years, TEAL has developed a range of units to meet the care home environment to ensure hand wash facilities are available at the point of need.
TEAL’s range includes the WashStand and PatientWash. Fully portable, each unit can be taken directly to patients or any area most at risk. Some units will instruct users how to wash their hands using NHS guidelines.
Available for hire or purchase, units are available for delivery within 24 hours across mainland UK.