5 reasons to choose Clinell Universal for your hospital


23rd January 2023


From improving patient safety to protecting medical devices from damage, here are 5 reasons why you should choose Clinell Universal for your hospital.

1. Help protect patient safety

Your wipe choice affects patient outcomes. Clinell products are the only products proven to reduce the spread of pathogens that cause healthcare-associated infection in clinical practice in the UK.

Clinell Universal Wipes are shown to reduce the risk of MRSA acquisition by 55% [1] and to reduce VRE contamination by 97%.[2]

Related article: Wiping out MRSA using Clinell “green” wipes

Clinell Peracetic Acid Wipes are shown to reduce the risk of C. difficile infection by 72% [3]. Preventing a single case of C. difficile frees up 12 bed days and releases an average of £5,126 [4]. For the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust, implementing Clinell Peracetic Acid Wipes resulted in a saving of £660,000 per year. [3]

2. Proven against clinically relevant organisms

Clinell products are proven against more than 30 clinically relevant pathogens in realistic conditions. These include MRSA, CPE, Staphylococcus capitis, adenovirus and SARS-CoV-2.

Clinell products are proven effective to clean and disinfect. Clinell Universal Wipes are proven effective, in dirty conditions, against more clinically relevant pathogens than any other everyday 2-in-1 disinfectant wipe available to the NHS.

Related article: The impact of Clinell Universal on reducing SARS-CoV-2 contamination in England’s hospitals

3. Protect your medical devices from damage

Shared patient equipment is decontaminated multiple times daily. If the products used aren’t well formulated for material compatibility, it can cause premature failure of medical devices.

Clinell Universal has best-in-class compatibility with common surface materials. They are approved by medical device manufacturers for over 100 pieces of healthcare equipment.

Related article: Surface disinfectant wipes: are you asking the wrong questions?

4. They’re dermatologically tested

Clinell Universal Wipes are balanced for skin pH (weakly acidic with a pH 4-7). They are dermatologically tested and shown not to induce skin irritation on occlusive patch testing, including in those with sensitive skin.

5. Free face-to-face training and support

We provide point of use dispensers, on-the-ward training, bespoke posters and audit tools, all free-of-charge. So far, we have provided over 150,000 dispensers to NHS hospitals and, in the past 12 months, trained over 16,000 frontline NHS staff.

Find out more: GAMA’s state-of-the-art training

Clinell Universal and Clinell Peracetic Acid Wipes form a complete solution for daily surface decontamination of non-invasive medical devices. Together, they’re shown to increase frequency of decontamination, [5] reduce presence of multi-drug resistant organisms in the healthcare environment [6] and reduce risk of infection. [3,7]

If you’d like to find out more about Clinell Universal head to our Universal Range page or alternatively, get in touch with the team via our contact us page. Help spread the word by sharing this article on social media.

[1] Garvey MI, Wilkinson MAC, Bradley CW, Holden KL, Holden E. Wiping out MRSA: Effect of introducing a universal disinfection wipe in a large UK teaching hospital. Antimicrob Resist Infect Control. 2018;7(1). doi:10.1186/s13756-018-0445-7
[2] Chang F, Lin C, Lee C. A comparison of 1000ppm Chlorine and single-use detergent/disinfectant wipes for decontamination of a clinical environment contaminated with Vancomycin-resistant Enterococci. J Infect Prev. 2017;18(1S):S14.
[3] Carter Y, Barry D. Tackling C. difficile with environmental cleaning. Nurs Times. 2011;107(36):22-25.
[4] Robertson C, Pan J, Kavanagh K, et al. Cost burden of Clostridioides difficile infection to the health service: A retrospective cohort study in Scotland. Journal of Hospital Infection. 2020;106(3):554-561. doi:10.1016/j.jhin.2020.07.019
[5] Martin ET, Dadon M, Lazarovitch T, et al. Cleaning high touch surfaces of patients’ rooms: make it easier, and it simply gets cleaner. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2018;5((S1)):S346.
[6] Siani H, Wesgate R, Maillard JY. Impact of antimicrobial wipes compared with hypochlorite solution on environmental surface contamination in a health care setting: A double crossover study. Am J Infect Control. 2018;46(10):1180-1187. doi:10.1016/j.ajic.2018.03.020
[7] Sivaramakrishnan A, Mack D, El-Mugamar H, et al. Epidemiology and control measures of an OXA-48-producing Enterobacteriaceae hospital outbreak. Infection Prevention in Practice. 2020;2(3):100021. doi:10.1016/j.infpip.2019.100021



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