Gainsborough to introduce pioneering hygiene levels

Gainsborough Specialist Bathing to introduce pioneering hygiene levels through BioCote anti-microbial protection

Gainsborough Specialist Bathing, the UK leader in power-assisted baths for the care sector, is now manufacturing its baths with BioCote antimicrobial technology so that new standards in hygiene and care are delivered.

Gainsborough is regarded as the innovator in care baths with variable height and powered bather transfer seats. These operationally efficient bathing solutions deliver high quality care and reliable performance in today’s challenging healthcare environments. The comprehensive range of Gainsborough baths ensure moving and handling risks are minimized for carers and disabled bathers benefit from improved therapy and dignity. To further enhance the user experience this established manufacturer now includes BioCote technology in all bathing surfaces.

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Through 20 years of expert development BioCote is the proven choice in antimicrobial protection. It effectively improves the hygiene levels of millions of products worldwide and significantly reducing cross contamination. The term ‘antimicrobial’ refers to the resistance of microscopic living organisms called ‘microbes’. These microbes are wide ranging and include bacteria, mould and viruses; notable examples are Influenza H1N1, E.coli, Salmonella and the antibiotic resistant CRE, VRE and MRSA. The presence of these organisms on bathing surfaces can be unhygienic and potentially increase the risk of infection. Gainsborough understands that maximising hygiene and subsequently the health of vulnerable bathers is imperative – hence has introduced BioCote technology into its specialist baths so that these microbes cannot survive or breed on bathing surfaces.

To ensure consistent protection, BioCote is not applied as a coating, but integrated into the bath material and seats during the manufacturing process. This means it is effective for the lifetime of the product as it cannot be washed off or worn away – delivering continual reassurance for bathers and care providers. BioCote is proven to reduce the levels of bacteria on a protected surface by up to 99.99% and is future-proof ie. it does not cause multi-drug resistant strains of bacteria.

In addition to these significant benefits BioCote delivers further advantages. Gainsborough baths, such as the popular Gentona, are protected against stains and odours so the bathing experience is more pleasant and safer. Baths are also less prone to degradation so surface integrity remains high irrelevant of product age – helping to improve cleaning routines.

Malcolm Farmiloe, Managing Director, Gainsborough Specialist Bathing summarises: “Gainsborough is once again taking the lead in raising care levels in the specialist bathing sector. We are excited to be partnering with BioCote, the leader in microbial protection. BioCote is not a new innovation, however, its inclusion in specialist care baths is. The latest Gainsborough baths have been independently tested to ensure our manufacturing processes meet international quality control standards and will be continually validated as we move forward. BioCote will further enhance the many operational efficiencies that Gainsborough baths provides as they are proven to lower bathing cycle times and reduce water consumption. With greater protection against harmful microbes, bathers and care providers can rest assured that using a Gainsborough bath will deliver sustainable hygiene 24/7.”

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