Pioneering BioCote virus protection integrated into popular reclining bath
Gainsborough Specialist Bathrooms (GSB), a specialist UK bath manufacturer since 1989, has introduced its “world-class” BioCote antimicrobial protection into its Sentes reclining bath.
Part of the Gainsborough Healthcare Group, GSB provides a holistic programme of support through its G360 services which deliver complete accessible bathrooms and wet rooms for care environments – from concept to completion.
Infection control is a key element within project implementation, so vulnerable bathers and caregivers benefit from added protection against harmful Superbugs. Gainsborough has the ability to integrate BioCote into its power-assisted baths, which now includes the Sentes reclining bath.
Biocote antimicrobial protection consists of silver-ion technology which is integrated during the GRP manufacturing process, therefore providing 99.9 percent 24/7 protection against an array of harmful microbes including Influenza H1N1, E.coli, Salmonella and antibiotic-resistant CPE, CRO, CRE, VRE and MRSA. BioCote cannot be wiped or worn away and hence enhances hygiene management and reduces the possibility of cross infection.
An efficient reclining bathing system, the Sentes bath is suitable for long-term care and acute care environments. Its power-assisted tilting design, with sculpted seat, provides support and enhanced comfort for those with more complex postural requirements. In a seated position, bathers are gently immersed in temperature-controlled water via tilt-in-space reclining.
Additionally, the vertical-raising, side-entry door provides easy access for semi-ambulant bathers and those who require hoist transfers. The ergonomic Sentes provides safe working practices for carers and, in terms of overall performance, bather cycle times are efficient with quick fill technology and economic water usage.
According to GSB, this durable, easy-to-clean solution excels in high traffic environments and is a proven complementary product for effective hygiene management programmes.
Peter Eckhardt, Gainsborough Healthcare Group CEO, said: “The introduction of BioCote Superbug-beating technology into our Sentes reclining bath once again reaffirms our position at the forefront of the care industry.
“As highly respected manufacturers we have a duty of care to vulnerable bathers to protect them from harmful microbes and the risk of infection. The Sentes is a popular choice in the acute sector through its intuitive and ergonomic design – with the addition of BioCote I’m sure this demand will grow.
“Gainsborough solutions continue to be the considered choice for CQC excellence, outstanding care and safer moving and handling.”