A Bright Innovation
CK Group have introduced a new UV Decontamination service to University College London Hospital’s, as part of their new innovate decontamination programme.
The new programme combines the use of HPV and UV decontamination, to tackle different threats. HPV is deployed to tackle high risk threats such as MRSA and c-difficil, and UV decontamination is used for to handle the lesser, but still dangerous, threats to patients, staff and visitors.
How UV Decontamination works
Lamps used in the process emit UV-C radiation at a wavelength of 254nm, which kills micro-organisms through photochemical destruction of DNA. This renders them unable to reproduce and non-pathogenic.
A CK Group Decontamination Operative will place a lamp in the centre of the room to be treated and activating the lamp to switch on after a delay, allowing the operative to safely leave the room.
Each cycle takes around 10 minutes, and each room requires around three cycles with the lamp in different locations, to make sure UV hits as many surfaces as possible.
The portability, speed and ease of use of the technology are the main reasons UV treatment is being adopted at UCLH. Decontamination times are much lower with UV compared to other methods, meaning there is much less downtime to rooms and wards.
A healthy partnership
Gama Healthcare have aided CK Group with the contract by providing their Clinell UV-360 lamps for use throughout the duration of the contract. Machines have been placed across all UCLH sites to ensure there is always a UV lamp nearby for quick decontamination.
CK Group have started their decontamination service with UCLH, providing 24 hour, 7 day a week rapid response to decontamination requests. The integration of the new UV service alongside new HPV technology for UCLH has been a great success.
If you’re interested in learning more about UV decontamination and the services we provide, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org, or call us on 0208 659 6748