DIV14/51: Leeds Showcase Highlights Healthcare Innovations (24 February 2015)

Issue Date: 25 February 2015
Ref: DIV14/51

Leeds Showcase Highlights Healthcare Innovations
Successful customer day builds relationships

Healthcare professionals from across the north of England learned about the latest innovations and industry trends at the latest showcase event organised recently in Leeds by Diversey Care. A team of product, application and sector specialists met more than 30 guests during the day and were able to discuss their particular requirements.

The invited guests attending the event included housekeeping, hotel services and infection prevention leaders from some of the biggest NHS trusts and long-term care providers in the region. Innovations on show included the new TASKI swingo XP machines, Sporicide Plus, TASKI Quantum, and SmartDose.

“We understand the challenges facing healthcare professionals including the need to cut budgets while remaining compliant and innovative,” said Adam Cockley, Healthcare Director for Diversey Care in the UK & Ireland, when welcoming the guests. “Days like these allow us to explain how our unique combination of products, expertise and support enables our customers to achieve their objectives.”

Presentations included an introduction to the new Vericlean service with input from Oonagh Boon, Hotel & Catering Manager at Belong, a major regional long-term care provider which is the first UK customer. Belong award winning villages are based on a household and apartment living concept, providing vibrant communities for older people and the local community in which they serve. Guests heard how Vericlean helps users to audit their cleaning processes, introduce new standards, achieve compliance and improve consistency and performance.

The keynote presentation was given by Michelle Davis from Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust who explained more about the latest NHS cleaning standards framework. With 25 years’ experience Michelle was the 2013 winner of the AHCP’s President’s Award. This insight from the front line helped the guests, and Diversey Care’s own team, to understand more about how the ongoing challenges are likely to affect the industry.

Diversey Care is planning further healthcare showcase events in 2015.

“Our showcases are about more than simply promoting new products,” says Katie Pett, Healthcare Sector Marketing Lead for UK & Ireland. “They are an ideal way to build relationships with current and potential customers, develop understanding and discuss how our unique offering adds value and makes their jobs easier. We can help them focus on what is really important – their patients and residents, their people, their reputation.”