Macerator infection control

Haigh, a company that designs and manufactures macerators worldwide, is embarking on a new era following the launch of new machines to dispose of pulp bedpans and human waste.

Macerators are already used by 85% of UK hospitals and are becoming increasingly popular in care homes as their use is linked to infection control. While Haigh already has a British engineering pedigree dating back over half a century, recent developments have been created through independent laboratory testing and with large district hospitals so that ward staff helped structure improvements.

This rigorous approach means unparalleled maceration but with configurations to respond to the evolving needs of cash-strapped organisations who need this critical asset. Active testing of every aspect of the machine has been analysed so improvements include a reduced operating noise plus infection prevention both inside and outside the machine and through the drainpipe.

Managing director Stuart Anderson comments: “In an industry where costs must be balanced with reliable equipment, it is incredibly important to commit to continued innovation and responsibility to help care providers.

The ability of our workforce to reinvent superfine maceration has been tremendous but, critically, we’ve supplied more choice with the new Vanguard and Excel macerators to make it affordable and personalised to the healthcare setting.”