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Free hand sanitiser stations for NHS trusts

Published 19th March, 2010 by Neil Nixon

Free hand sanitiser stations for NHS trusts

NHS trusts will find it easier and more efficient to fight infections as NHS Supply Chain offers SaniPost hand sanitiser stations to hospitals across England and Wales for free.

SaniPost stations are free to use, automatic hand cleaning units to help hospitals with their infection control. They dispense sanitiser via a sensor operated device when hands are placed inside. This negates the risk of cross-infection as no surface needs to be touched.

Roger West, procurement director at NHS Supply Chain, said: “We are proud to offer such a great solution for trusts. Not only will the stations help fight the risk of infection but the units are provided free-of-charge by SaniPost, which is great news as trusts look for efficiency savings.”

Each unit is six feet tall, making it stand out to encourage hand hygiene and can be filled with any product chosen by the trust. The units can also help trusts reduce costs and reduce their impact on the environment compared with standard hand washing as the units require no use of water or electricity.

Warren Edmondson, managing director at SaniPost, said: “There has been growing concern recently around the spread of infection and we're happy to help allay those fears by installing SaniPost in NHS hospitals. The stations allow for better infection control because there is no need to touch buttons or levers."

Trusts can order the units direct from SaniPost, quoting NHS Supply Chain ref. SAN1267 and maintenance of the unit is also provided free.

Hand sanitising product is not included with the unit and trusts must purchase this separately. They are free to use whichever product they choose.

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