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Welcome to Healthcare Matters – Your Trusted Partner in Decontamination Services. Ensuring the safety and infection control of healthcare equipment is paramount. Our comprehensive decontamination services not only meet regulatory requirements but also provide peace of mind for your organisation.

Why Choose Healthcare Matters for Decontamination?

Our Decontamination Service:

  1. Regulatory Compliance: We understand and adhere to key regulations, including Regulation 12 of CQC Key Lines Of Enquiry (KLOE) – Safe Care and Treatment. Our services ensure the prevention and control of infection, keeping your organization compliant.
  2. PUWER Compliance: As recommended by PUWER (Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998), we provide decontamination services for mattresses at least once a year, promoting compliance within your organization.
  3. MHRA Recommendations: Following MHRA recommendations, we conduct thorough inspections, removing mattress covers to assess the surface and core for staining or contamination.
  4. Various Decontamination Methods: We employ multiple decontamination methods, including cleaning, disinfection, and sterilization, based on the perceived infection risk and prevention protocols.
  • Comprehensive Audit Trail: All equipment undergoes a complete audit trail. After cleaning and quality checks, we provide a Decontamination Certificate as evidence of completion.
  • Diagnostic Health Check: Your mattress undergoes a diagnostic health check as part of our service. We provide quotes and recommendations for any repairs to maximize the equipment’s life expectancy.
  • Fast Turnaround Times: With our decontamination unit, including Ozone rooms and specialist washing machines, we ensure the fastest turnaround times, minimizing equipment downtime.
  • NHS Audited Unit: Our Head Office in Wrexham features a decontamination unit that has undergone NHS auditing. Stringent audit processes ensure the highest standards are maintained.

Best Practices for Hygienic Mattresses:

  • Routine Cleaning: Mattress cleaning is integrated into routine cleaning and performed between each resident/client use.
  • Manufacturer’s Recommendations: Always refer to the manufacturer’s cleaning recommendations to ensure proper care.
  • Regular Inspection: Routinely inspect mattresses, including opening the cover and inspecting the foam for damage or contamination.
  • Caution with Disinfectants: Disinfectants should be used cautiously, following manufacturer instructions to prevent damage to covers or equipment.

Cleaning Methods:

  • Cleaning: Physically removes dirt, germs, and bacteria from the mattress surface using detergents. We use disposable wipes or clean cloths dampened with warm water and detergent.
  • Disinfection: Uses chemicals to kill bacteria. We apply a mild chlorine solution on a disposable cloth, allowing sufficient contact time for effective disinfection.
  • Sterilisation: Utilises heat or chemicals to eliminate all microbes on the mattress, ensuring thorough decontamination.

For more information or to book your mattress decontamination service, contact Healthcare Matters on 01978 758111 or email

Choose Healthcare Matters for reliable, compliant, and efficient decontamination services. Your safety is our priority.