Time for a change at Royal United Bath NHS Trust as they purchase seven Germitec high level disinfection machines

Royal United Bath NHS trust continues to improve its ultrasound service by replacing their existing automated HLD systems with the Germitec Chronos.

Ever since the first trial of the machine, the team have been extremely impressed with the machine’s speed, simplicity and reliability as well as the support received from the Germitec UK team. The Chronos revolutionises practise by cleverly utilising UVC light to high level disinfect ultrasound probes from as fast as 60 seconds.

Operational team lead ultrasound Tracey Blacker stated that: “We are absolutely delighted to continue implementing best practise and protecting our patients with the latest technology. After using an alternative automated solution for the past three years, it is great that we now have an option that can support our fast-paced workflow and is environmentally friendly. Implementing these new systems will help save the trust over £200,000 over the next five years whilst allowing us to accommodate more patients in certain areas. These new systems have been welcomed very well with all our staff, across our main site and community centres, as they are user friendly and do not expose the team to any hazardous chemicals or heat.”

Germitec UK country manager Pavan Pankhania explained that: “We are thrilled to have worked with the trust on this project and look forward to supporting them very closely going forward. We are very proud to be able to offer the trust significant cost savings whilst providing a product which supports the NHS’ long term sustainability plan. Without exposing the staff to high temperatures or hazardous chemicals, the Chronos will enable the department to safety high level disinfect their probes without risk with complete peace of mind concerning safety, reproducibility and traceability.”

Picture: Department assistant Karin Johanssen, regional account manager Barney Walker and sonographers Dan Bath and Patricia Smith.

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