A business which started out nine years ago in Lynn with the mission to make hospitals safer has just expanded its list of services.
Since starting in 2007, Hygiene Solutions, based in Hamlin Way, Hardwick Narrows Estate, now has dedicated premises for production, service, stock and customer service as well as offices in Australia, the US and working facilities across the UK.
The firm develops automated disinfection systems to reduce the risk of patients’ cross contamination and infection while in hospital.
With more than 300,000 patients catching hospital acquired infections each year in the UK, the company was created to make hospitals safer places for patients, staff and visitors.
It uses two main technologies – ultra violet C light and hydrogen peroxide vapour and has worked with hospitals around the world to develop systems and methods which reduce the risk of infection and contamination.
The products are made and designed in Lynn and the business, which employs over 60 staff, works with hospitals around the world to reduce infection risks to patients.
It has a team of specialists from fluid dynamics, microbiology, design and manufacturing as well as a 24/7 call out centre managing requests from across the world and deploys technicians to hospitals to carry out decontamination when required.
It has recently introduced a 24-hour Rapid Response Service where Hygiene Solutions will be on site within eight hours from the time of a call, ready to eliminate any opportunity for a patient to acquire infection whilst in hospital.
Rapid Response, a major development for the company, operates in the UK and Europe from its Lynn office, and Australia and New Zealand, and US and Canada from other international offices.
Rick Fentiman, UK director of the firm who lives in West Norfolk, said: “Hospitals using our framework have seen lower levels of infection than parallel hospitals, higher levels of staff engagement and better infection control compliance, which ultimately benefits the patient.”