Combating Acquired Infections in Healthcare & Assisted Living

Heating occupied spaces in a healthcare or assisted living environment is a challenge for many healthcare operators, developers and housing providers. With the recent outbreak of Coronavirus, the impact of hygiene as a way of preventing the spread of infection has been dragged centre stage, with new guidelines for education, public transport and indeed around the average home.

Preventing The Spread of Coronavirus

The Department of Health has issued guidelines for preventing the spread of the Coronavirus (CoVid 19) which highlights the importance of cleanliness and hygiene. In particular, washing of hands for more than 20 seconds every time you meet, greet, eat, sneeze or use the toilet has been promoted as a way of reducing the spread of infection. This in and of itself will add significant time to the average day of a healthcare provider and cleaning and maintenance staff.