Linamar Corp and CleanSlate UV announce donation to Ontario healthcare centres
The donation of 100 CleanSlate UV sanitizers will allow hospitals and vaccination sites to provide comprehensive personal hygiene to staff, visitors and patients at no charge.
TORONTO — On May 4, Linamar Corporation and CleanSlate UV announced a joint donation in support of healthcare facilities across Ontario. The donation of 100 CleanSlate UV sanitizers will allow hospitals and vaccination sites to provide comprehensive personal hygiene to staff, visitors and patients at no charge.
Mobile devices are a gap in many healthcare facilities’ infection control processes, with an average of one in four hospital devices being contaminated with pathogenic bacteria and viruses. CleanSlate UV sanitizes three to four phones in just 20 seconds using UV light. This donation will bring industry-leading technology to vaccination sites and hospitals across Ontario, ensuring that clean hands can touch pathogen-free devices.
“Supporting our communities during the COVID-19 pandemic has been a priority from the beginning, from building ventilators and parts thereof, to regular rapid testing of employees to reduce community spread, to establishing a vaccination clinic to add capacity to the Wellington Dufferin Guelph Health Unit,” said Linda Hasenfratz, CEO of Linamar, “Providing these innovative UV sanitizer units where they are needed most is a clear next step and a great way to continue to make our communities a safe place for our employees through advanced technology and flexible manufacturing expertise.”
“Smartphones are the third hand we never wash. They undermine hand hygiene, and allow for pathogens to be carried in, out and around healthcare facilities in our pockets,” said Taylor Mann, CEO and Co-Founder of CleanSlate UV, “In a mobile-first world, enabling proper device hygiene is an important part of a comprehensive infection control strategy. We are grateful to Linamar for their partnership over the past year, as it has allowed us to deploy CleanSlate UV units in 200 additional hospitals across North America. With this donation, we are giving back to the communities that have long supported both CleanSlate UV and Linamar.”
All the units being donated have been assembled at Linamar’s Innovation Hub, located in Guelph, ON. Linamar and CleanSlate UV have been working together since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure availability of this important infection control technology.