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Medirest introduces robots to support cleaning teams

Published 18th August, 2021 by Neil Nixon

Medirest introduces robots to support cleaning teams

Medirest, the healthcare division of Compass Group UK and Ireland, is introducing 12 brand new cleaning robots to support several NHS hospitals across the UK. Medirest has partnered with Killis to develop the innovative technology which is ideally suited to the large open areas in hospitals. The team has been successfully trialling three of the robots within partner hospitals for just over one year now.

Designed to support Medirest’s team of over 3000 cleaning operatives, the robots enhance repetitive cleaning procedures in open spaces such as corridors, freeing up other team members to focus on touch point and cross infection hot spots forming the perfect ‘cobotics’ relationship.

The technology incorporates a scrubber dryer system, which typically uses 70% less water and fewer chemicals than traditional cleaning methods.

Anna Hallas, national domestic lead for Medirest, said: “Following independent trials with three hospitals, our teams have come to the same conclusion that the robot technology has delivered improved quality, consistency of cleaning, productivity, and fantastic reaction from staff and visitors to the hospitals. This tech will really help our other team members focus on the more intricate and in-depth cleaning, so we’re thrilled to be the first to bring this to our NHS partners.”

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