In England and Wales healthcare associated infections (HCAIs) claim thousands of lives every year, with many thousands more requiring additional care due to infection.
Rada said: “Hospital water systems have often been identified as a source of nosocomial infection. Any moist environment within a healthcare setting has the potential to serve as a reservoir for waterborne microorganisms.”
Eoin McQuone, business director at Rada, added: “To avoid the massive challenges resulting from HCAIs, a modern water management system must be well designed, so it can be easily and safely maintained. This extends to every part of the system, including showers and fittings – which should be designed as, and be part of, the overall healthcare equipment offering. Every aspect of a hospital’s water system must be managed in line with healthcare guidelines, and in particular HTM 04-01.”
Rada’s new healthcare range of shower fittings – designed with these guidelines in mind – includes a handset featuring a single mode spray, plus a spray plate which can be removed for easy cleaning and descaling. A separate removable silicone nozzle mat also helps remove any limescale build-up between scheduled cleaning cycles. A thoughtfully designed clamp bracket, operable with only one hand, enables users with restricted hand use to more easily alter the height of the shower. The shower fittings are also available with longer slide bar and hose options.