All baths by the Gainsborough Healthcare Group are manufactured with integrated antimicrobial protection. A BioCote antimicrobial additive is built into bath components which consists of silver-ion technology. This ensures microbes cannot survive on bath surfaces and hence reduces the risk of transmission and cross-contamination. With the recent outbreak of Covid-19, the need for advanced hygiene is now even more imperative.
BioCote cannot be wiped or worn away and provides 99.9%, 24/7 protection against microbes such as influenza A H1N1, E.coli, Salmonella, and CPE, CRO, CRE, VRE, and MRSA. This technology has been proven worldwide in a variety of antimicrobial products however Gainsborough is the only bath manufacturer to provide this protection within its bathing solutions. The presence of BioCote also reduces mould and bacteria on surrounding equipment which results in improved environmental hygiene. Hence the new Gentona baths at Balhousie are providing added peace of mind to all service users and care staff.
Peter Eckhardt, Gainsborough Healthcare Group, CEO, concludes: “As a thought leader in assisted bathing for the long term care sector, we have a duty of care to provide solutions that safeguard residents and caregivers. Our world-class integrated antimicrobial protection is critical for healthcare providers, such as Balhousie, so confidence and safety are maintained within care facilities. Add to this the efficiency and reliability of our products and all care homes have a clear choice when seeking a trusted specialist bathing solution – Gainsborough.”