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Essity signs partnership to help prevent spread of HAIs

Published 2nd September, 2021 by Neil Nixon

Essity signs partnership to help prevent spread of HAIs

Tork, Essity’s professional hygiene brand, has partnered with the Infection Prevention Society (IPS) and global service provider, Sodexo to launch an environment, cleaning and decontamination (ECD) programme to support infection prevention practitioners as they tackle the spread of infections in healthcare settings.

The new ECD programme will improve best practices and prevent healthcare associated infections throughout the patient's journey. It also seeks to educate the infection prevention control community at a time when it is essential. The programme will involve several highly respected infection prevention and microbiology experts.

The programme will include a free to attend conference on 23 November, which will feature expert industry speakers and result in a series of ongoing workgroups. Throughout the year, there will be a series of meetings held to further develop the programme both in the UK and overseas, with the potential to involve international societies to extend the reach of the initiative.

Thomas Bergin, marketing director, healthcare at Essity Professional Hygiene said: “Tork is proud to partner with IPS and co-sponsor Sodexo for this important new educational pillar. The programme will offer the Infection prevention community a platform to collaborate, share and learn advanced skills in environment, cleaning and decontamination - including support for effective surface cleaning and hand hygiene. As part of the global hygiene and health company Essity, we are passionate about helping reduce healthcare associated infection to achieve positive patient outcomes through training, continual innovation and correct product systems to create efficiencies in patient care and patient well-being.”

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