NHS adopts antibacterial shower system as ‘best practice’

An award-winning antimicrobial, water saving shower head with Biomaster technology is being incorporated as ‘best practice’ for showering systems within the NHS.

Medi-Shower is a new shower system designed to tackle the challenge of bacterial growth and bio-film build up in showers. It comprises an antimicrobial embedded shower head and hose with a colour coded removable spray insert for infection control.

A case study published this week by the NHS Sustainable Development Unit demonstrates how Medi-Shower is helping reduce waterborne bacterial infection in hospitals while significantly lower in cost, waste, water and labour. Last year Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust updated 179 showerheads with Medi-Shower units.

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 antibiotic resistant.

Biomaster technology is is effective against most common types of bacteria including Legionella, Pseudomonas and MRSA and remains active for the lifetime of the product.

Christie Allen, Medi-Shower Managing Director adds: “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”

To find out more about Medi-Shower click here.

*Please note that Addmaster was acquired by the Polygiene Group AB in January 2021, so all news articles prior to that date will still be branded as Addmaster.