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Pudsey's Yorkshire Foot Hospital and Podiatry Clinic is the first in the UK to be treated with a new "miracle mist" to tackle superbugs. 

Pudsey clinic steps up war on superbugs

Pudsey's Yorkshire Foot Hospital and Podiatry Clinic is the first in the UK to be treated with a new "miracle mist" to tackle superbugs.

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Published Date: 19 December 2008

A Pudsey clinic is the first in the UK to be treated with a new "miracle mist" to tackle superbugs.

The makers of the spray say it creates an impregnable shield which bugs cannot stick to.

It was launched at the private Yorkshire Foot Hospital and Podiatry Clinic in Pudsey.

Hygiene expert Andrew Kemp and chemical technologist Charlie Pillans devised the formula for Q Bioshield.Hospital-associated infections like MRSA and C.difficile have become a big issue.An increase in superbug outbreaks prompted the Department of Health to take tough action. Strict targets were drawn up and deep cleans ordered.The NHS Rapid Review Panel is evaluating the product to see whether it provides value for money. It would cost £8,000 to £10,000 for an average ward. Mr Kemp said: "The problem with detergent is that once you have cleaned an area you only have a certain amount of time that the area stays clean."What's special about this is once treated, the surface is active against those bacteria and remains so." The chemical components in Q Bioshield are not new, but its inventors have formulated them so they stick to surfaces and repel bacteria."Though the surface is anti-microbial for years, the reality is that places will need to be treated every now and then, " Mr Kemp added. "For somewhere like an operating theatre it might be every six months or for a corridor, 12 months." Results from a hospital in the US which tested the spray showed a 70 per cent reduction in healthcare-associated infections.Jonathan Stanley, who runs the Yorkshire Foot Hospital, said: "We are convinced this makes us the most hygienic place to treat patients in Europe."


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A revolutionary spray aimed at controlling hospital infections by antibiotic-resistant "superbugs" first kills the microbes and then creates an impregnable film that keeps hospital operating rooms and wards germ-free for up to 12 months.Known as Q Bioshield, the spray recently had its debut at the Yorkshire Foot Hospital and Podiatry Clinic in Pudsey, near the British city of Leeds."We are absolutely confident we have found the ultra-safe and long-term effective answer to the major problem of poor hygiene and rampant superbug infections in our hospitals today," said infection-control expert Andrew Kemp, who, along with chemical technologist Charlie Pillans, invented the formula for Q Bioshield. Kemp declared that the new mist offers a 12-month "failsafe" answer to deadly hospital-based infections, which have proliferated dramatically in recent years with the rise of drug-resistant strains of staphylococcus and Clostridium dificile bacteria.The new agent can be sprayed on any surface, including steel, tile, curtains, soft cushions and bedding. It destroys germs on those surfaces, kills any microbes that land there afterward, and remains intact even after repeated washing and scouring with conventional detergents.Fogging teams are able to treat a ward or operating theater with Q Bioshield in just a few hours. It dries within four hours, and costs roughly $12,000-$15,000 per fogging for an average surgical ward or operating theater.

 

"The problem with detergent is that, once you have cleaned an area, you only have a certain amount of time that the area stays clean," Kemp said. "What's special about this [Q Bioshield] is, once treated, the surface is active against those bacteria, and remains so." The spray's components are well known, but they're formulated in a special way so the product sticks to surfaces and thwarts bacteria." Though the surface is antimicrobial for years, the reality is that places will need to be treated every now and then," Kemp said. "For somewhere like an operating theater, it might be every six months, or for a corridor, 12 months." An American hospital that tested the spray found that health-care-associated infections dropped a dramatic 70 percent. Jonathan Stanley, director of the Yorkshire Foot Hospital, said, "We are convinced this makes us the most hygienic place to treat patients in Europe."