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Advanced New Bedpan Washer Disinfectors Prevent Infection And Cut Costs

Advanced new bedpan washer disinfectors from DDC Dolphin will help care homes and hospitals to further improve infection control and cut costs.

DDC Dolphin has unveiled new versions of its Panamatic Maxi and Optima 3 bedpan washers. The new Maxi now has an extra urine bottle spigot:

  • boosting the machine’s capacity by 20%
  • reducing energy consumption per item by 20%
  • reducing water consumption per item by 20%.

Both the Maxi and the Optima 3 now feature a new plastic front (and decal) with antimicrobial protection to help prevent cross-infection.

They also have a new ultrasonic sensor that replaces the previous foot pedal. This removes the risk of a dirt trap – making the machines easier to clean.

Aesthetic enhancements also include new round, illuminated buttons. They complement the smart new styling.

The Panamatic Maxi is now one of DDC Dolphin’s highest-capacity bedpan washer disinfectors, matching that of the Optima 3.

The Maxi has an extra-large wash chamber to cope with the demands of busy wards, high-dependency units or nursing-level care settings. It can disinfect up to six items in a cycle that lasts from seven minutes.

The Panamatic Optima 3 offers significant capacity within a compact frame. It can accommodate up to six items, including two large bowls. A cold rinse and hot pre-wash at the start of each cycle ensure that all equipment is thoroughly cleaned, before being thermally disinfected.

This latest launch comes just months after DDC Dolphin unveiled its newly updated Panamatic Midi bedpan washer disinfector. The new Midi is 33% more energy- and water-efficient than its predecessor.

The new Panamatic Midi also has even more antimicrobial protection. Its protected touch area is 2.5 times larger than on the previous model.

Polygiene antimicrobial protection reduces the growth of Campylobacter, E.coli, Listeria, MRSA, Pseudomonas and Salmonella by up to 99.99%. It is tested to ISO 22196:2011.

This antimicrobial protection is used on all of DDC Dolphin’s newly updated Panamatic bedpan washer disinfectors.

DDC Dolphin Marketing and HR Director Zoe Allen said: “When we launched the new Panamatic Midi in October, we hinted that there would soon be further enhancements to other models – and here they are.

“The previous Panamatic Maxi, Optima 3 and Midi were all at the leading edge of sluice room technology – and these latest improvements have now taken them all to a new level,” she added.

DDC Dolphin develops, manufactures and supplies a wide range of machines and consumables to hospitals and care homes around the world. 

Its products include:

  • bedpan washer disinfectors 
  • medical pulp macerators
  • incontinence product macerators
  • Vacumatic waste management system
  • UVC water trap disinfector
  • UV air purifiers
  • stainless steel furniture
  • sluice room consumables.

Qualifying capital equipment from DDC Dolphin is eligible for tax breaks. Companies can apply for a tax cut of up to 25p for every pound they invest.

This incentive was extended in the Chancellor’s most recent Autumn Statement.

DDC Dolphin refurbishes sluice rooms as a single-source supplier, carrying out all the project management and acting as a single point of contact. Its turnkey service includes a free initial consultation and a free design survey.

For more information, contact DDC Dolphin.

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