Gainsborough Specialist Bathing showcased its BioCote antimicrobial technology at Health Plus Care this year at ExCeL London.
The bath coating technology offers peace of mind for care home providers, delivering a 95% reduction in bacteria, while also helping save on cleaning costs and bath maintenance.
Gainsborough CEO Peter Eckhardt said: “BioCote is one of the most important innovations that we have worked on over the last year.
“When you buy a bath from Gainsborough you automatically get the integrated antimicrobial anti-infection protection. It offers our customers peace of mind, especially in the winter months, when infection is rife.”
BioCote is designed to help save on costs and time spent on cleaning by eliminating the need for detergents.
As well as reducing the risk of resident infection, the technology also helps reduce the risk of cross infection amongst carers.
The technology has already been rolled out at leading care home provider Four Seasons over the past 12 months.
A spokesperson for care home group Four Seasons said: “BioCote is vital for our care homes’ infection control process. With the increased threat from superbugs, the inclusion of BioCote technology delivers our carers and residents a significant advantage. No other premium supplier can deliver such a robust infection control solution.”
Eckhardt added: “One of our moves going forward will be to extend our healthcare promise to showering and wetrooms. Care home estate managers cannot afford to not be thinking about this because they have to be proactive in order to avoid infection risk.”