Image: The Medi-Shower uses antimicrobial additives from Addmaster
Biomaster antimicrobial technology from UK-based Addmaster is being used in a plastic showerhead adopted by the NHS as ‘best practice’ for its hospital showering systems.
‘Medi-Shower’ is a new shower system designed to tackle the challenge of both bacterial growth and bio-film build up in showers. It comprises an antimicrobial embedded showerhead and hose with a colour-coded removable spray insert for infection control.
The NHS Sustainable Development Unit (SDU) has published a case study demonstrating how Medi-Shower is helping reduce waterborne bacterial infection in hospitals while significantly lower in cost, waste, water and labour.
“We are delighted to receive the recognition from the SDU, we see this as a big step towards Medi-Shower becoming the ‘go-to’ showering system for healthcare,” explained Christie Allen, Managing Director of Medi-Shower.
NHS infection prevention teams face increasing number of challenges as they try to address the issue of waterborne bacterial infection, especially those that have become resistant to antibiotics. The Biomaster additive technology is effective against most common types of bacteria including Legionella, Pseudomonas and MRSA and remains active for the lifetime of the product.