hospitals

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Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

C. difficile rates plummet in Canadian hospitals

Clostridium difficile rates in Canadian hospitals dropped 36 per cent between 2009 and 2015, a new study has revealed. The report, published in the Canadian
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Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

More hospitals introduce antimicrobial copper

Hospitals have a potent, new tool in their mission to improve patient health and safety. It also happens to be the one of the oldest metals known to man - copper.
healthcare

REMI Network

Healthcare workers often go to work sick: study

Healthcare workers in clinical settings, such as long-term care facilities, often refuse to stay home from work when experiencing influenza-like symptoms.
infection control

REMI Network

Infection control market could reach $300-billion-plus by 2025

The global infection control market is expected to reach more than $258 billion (U.S.) by 2025, according to a new report.
infrastructure

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Infrastructure projects to get underway this summer

Construction on hundreds of infrastructure projects across Ontario will get underway this summer, including hospitals, schools, transit projects and roads.
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REMI Network

Green hospital champions awarded for environmental performance

Winners of the 2016 Ontario Green Health Care Awards were announced after results were tallied from the Green Hospital Scorecard.
infection control

REMI Network

New infection control standard during maintenance

CSA Group has released a new version of CSA Z317.13 Infection Control during Construction, Renovation and Maintenance in Healthcare Facilities.
hospital cleaning

REMI Network

Hospital cleaning staff survey reveals disturbing patterns

Survey of hospital cleaning staff from more than 60 hospitals across Ontario points to concerns that understaffing is leading to poorly cleaned areas.
biofilm

REMI Network

The dirt on biofilm

Biofilm—slimy clumps of bacteria that settle onto surfaces—is a growing concern in Canadian facilities because it can be a threat to occupants.
hand hygiene

REMI Network

Leading book on hand hygiene to be published

A comprehensive book focusing on hand hygiene for infection control and patient safety will be published sometime in December.
uvgi technology

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

UVGI technology emerges in infection control

UVGI technology is emerging as an effective tool in the fight against healthcare-acquired infections in Canadian hospitals.
Queen's Park

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Ontario to support health infrastructure renewal

Ontario has committed $125 million to renewing critical infrastructure at 128 hospitals across the province.
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REMI Network

Peter Gilgan donates $30-million to St. Mike’s

Peter Gilgan, billionaire and founder of Mattamy Homes, is donating $30-million to build a new patient care tower specifically designed for critically ill patients at
housekeeping

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Certification in health-care housekeeping

Demonstrated successful experience in the health-care housekeeping field is often fraught with the pitfall of making and learning from mistakes.