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Scottish supply contract awarded to Cairn

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NHS Tayside has awarded a two year contract for the supply of absorbent dry mats to Sheffield based, medical industry health and safety expert, Cairn Technology. 

The firm is one of the UK’s leading suppliers of highly absorbent mats for operating theatres and scrub rooms which can safeguard against slips and trips and also prevent the spread of infection. 

Cairn achieved a score of 100 per cent in a competitive quote process and was awarded the contract with immediate effect. The company will supply its exclusive T-Mat and the DryMax XL mat to the national distribution centre from which hospitals in Tayside order approved consumables. 

The super absorbent T-Mat is exclusively manufactured for Cairn Technology and is capable of absorbing 8.5l of water or 3.5l of 0.9 per cent saline solution. Ideal for procedures which require lots of irrigation, the polymer filling gels to hold liquid within the mat. The T-Mat speeds up theatre preparation and clean up time and reduces the risk of cross infection. 

With a non-slip back the DryMax XL is ideal for standing on in both operating theatres and scrub rooms. The single use mat quickly absorbs blood, washing fluid, urine and any other fluids and disposal is quick and easy. 

Dr Peter Binns, director of Cairn Technology, said: “Winning the contract with NHS Tayside cements Cairn Technology’s position as a leading supplier of absorbent mats. The team was delighted to achieve a perfect score, which is testament to our understanding of the needs within the NHS.”

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