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Hospital furniture made to tackle bugs

28th April 2009

The Design Council have revealed new prototype hospital furniture designed to tackle superbugs and made to be simple to clean.

The designs include a mattress, beside cabinet, self-timing cannula and chair. Professor Brian Duerden, inspector of microbiology and infection control at the Department of Health says: "These new designs are about breaking the chain of transmission between patients and staff. The prototypes are easy to use and easy to clean."

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