What difference did installing copper surfaces make to cleanliness within a 20 bed hospital ward?
90–100% less microbial contamination on copper items, compared to standard ones.
Professor Tom Elliot, Medical Director, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust on the latest status of the trial:
‘The findings of a 90 to 100% killing of those organisms, even after a busy day on a medical ward with items being touched by numerous people, is remarkable. So it may well offer us another mechanism for trying to defeat the spread of [bacteria that cause] infection.’