Wash away infection
23 January 2013
Birmingham City Hospital has turned to Rada to help target improved efficiencies in infection control after detecting higher than expected rates of C. difficile in one of its former Nightingale wards. The ward, which
The ward, which had been an acute ward for the elderly, was deemed a hospital 'hot spot' with more occurrences of the infection than other areas. The decision to close and refurbish the ward allowed a total rethink.
30 of Rada's Acu non-touch digital thermostatic mixing valves were installed, replacing 13 conventional taps. Rada Sense was chosen for the ward's shower areas.
"We wanted to put infection control at the very heart of the day to day running of the new ward," says Dr Beryl Oppenheim, a specialist in infection control, "from our point of view the ward in its new guise has certainly raised the bar in this respect."