To safeguard patients and hospital resources, NHS Trust calls for smarter sanitary solutions
The Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust has selected the Tork® brand as the go-to choice for full service hygiene and cleanliness. The Trust, which is split across the Hull Royal
Infirmary and Castle Hill Hospital, had previously used a range of different suppliers until the Trust made a decision to standardize the cleaning and washroom products. Caroline Gorman, Hotel Services Contracts Manager for NHS explains their decision.
“We looked to change some of the products we were using in the washrooms and around the hospitals, namely the toilet roll dispensers, as we found they were a key issue. We were using standard dispensers which encouraged excess waste, so we wanted a unit that would reduce this surplus waste whilst also providing ultimate hygiene, with infection prevention in the hospitals being our clear priority,” said Caroline.
Reducing the risk of cross-contamination
“Unlike the previous toilet paper dispenser that we had been using, the Tork SmartOne® Toilet Roll Dispenser is fully enclosed, which provides a far more hygienic solution as the toilet paper is no longer open to the elements and therefore far less susceptible to contamination. The Tork SmartOne® Toilet Roll Dispenser helps to prevent infection, as each sheet is dispensed one at a time and is only touched by the user. This has helped to reduce the spread of germs and cross-contamination from hand-to-product contact across our washrooms, which is crucial to providing our patients with the safest, most sterile environment possible.”
Easy to use for staff and patients
“The fact that each sheet is dispensed individually also makes it easier for our patients to use as well as for our nurses, as only one hand is needed to utilize the dispenser so the other hand can be used to assist the patient. This means not only is the dispenser system more accessible, but it also controls the amount of tissue dispensed, which reduces the amount of tissue that may inadvertently get dropped onto the floor, so we have seen a big reduction in waste since installing the Tork SmartOne® Toilet Roll Dispensers.”
“The cleaning staff doesn’t need to re-stock and replenish as frequently due to the controlled dispensing function and the dispenser unit is easy to refill and maintain, so our staff are able to spend more time tending to the patients rather than seeing to the washrooms.”
Reducing waste and saving resources
“The Tork SmartOne® Toilet Roll Dispensers have helped us to achieve exactly the effect we wanted, providing us with an extremely safe and hygienic system for use across our sites and
helping us to maintain cleaner facilities, whilst reducing waste and ultimately saving resources in the long run. The sleek appearance of the dispensers, which we have predominantly in white, is just another reason why they’re so ideal for our healthcare facilities.”
“This has helped reduce the spread of germs and cross-contamination from hand-to-product across our washrooms.”
Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust