DDC Dolphin dives in to offer infection control advice

Infection control specialist DDC Dolphin is advising care homes how to make best use of £600m government funding to help stop the spread of Covid-19.

Care home owners are contacting DDC Dolphin for expert technical advice on how to upgrade their infection-control equipment to safeguard residents.

Boris Johnson announced the £600m Infection Control Fund for care homes in England last month during Prime Minister’s Questions. Since then, DDC Dolphin has seen an increase in enquiries.

DDC Dolphin marketing director Zoe Allen said how one care home had “contacted us urgently, needing to spend the budget that they had been allocated on upgrading current equipment.”

“The extra funding for care homes is to be welcomed but it’s imperative they spend it on the most effective infection-control solutions, while at the same time balancing their books,” she added.

“Investing in new sluice room equipment such as medical pulp macerators and bedpan washers is only half the story. These advanced machines must be serviced and maintained over their lifespan so it’s important to factor in whole-of-life operating costs.”

DDC Dolphin helps care homes, hospitals and sheltered accommodation to purchase sluice room equipment more affordably. Monthly bills spread the lifetime cost of the machines.

The company offers a wide range of 360° care and maintenance packages that include twice-yearly or annual servicing and maintenance to increase the operational life of equipment; five-year parts and labour warranties to help avoid unexpected bills; and sluice room health checks.

In addition, DDC Dolphin offers discounts of 5-15% on chemicals and discounts on parts.

“Regular servicing ensures this vital equipment stays fully operational, protecting care home residents and staff from infection. Without it, care homes would close,” said Allen.

For more information, please contact Ms Allen on 01202 731555 or [email protected]

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