With the devastating impact of the current COVID-19 pandemic, it is evident that the healthcare sector globally is severely underprepared to combat the deadly infections that may arise in the future. The industry needs to double down on its efforts to improve infection prevention and control with new solutions, strategies, and standards to minimize the risk of infections among patients, healthcare providers, as well as visitors in a hospital setting. Solutions built on cutting-edge technology can help reduce the spread of infection and increase patient safety through instant alerts. To that end, A.E. Atherton & Sons, an Australian-based company, offers sterilization equipment and infection control products for the hospital, medical and scientific industries. The company holds the reputation of being Australia’s only manufacturer of medium to large infection control equipment. Atherton also has maintained its standard of excellence by achieving ISO-9001 and ISO-13485 accreditations for quality. Besides, the company provides superior customer service delivery and ongoing maintenance support. Atherton ensures round-the-clock access to after-sales maintenance and technical support with support centers throughout Australia.
Atherton develops a range of easy-to-use solutions with extensive experience of more than 130 years of innovation and technological design. Meeting the highest quality standards, this comprehensive solutions range includes the powerful Gen5 Series Tiger, which is equipped with a fully automatic vertical sliding door and a chamber volume of over 500L; the highly flexible and cost-efficient washer-disinfector, The Platypus IQ5; and The Duck 2—a washer thermal disinfector for human waste containers for effective cleaning and thermally disinfecting human waste containers intended for re-use. Moreover, Atherton’s experienced team of support and service technicians helps clients keep the equipment working, leaving it to gleam, and providing its full-service history report.
Atherton develops an easy-to-use and highest quality standard range of solutions with extensive experience of more than 130 years of innovation and technological design
The company delivers an end-to-end infection control solution with its industry-leading planning, design, and support service. Team Atherton creates detailed design proposals that ensure the most efficient and effective central sterile services department (CSSD) of any size by utilizing the Atherton Advancer Solution Calculator Tool, which provides an accurate estimation of current and future CSSD production capacity requirements. Then, Atherton’s design experts ensure that the clients have an enhanced understanding of the future CSSD layout through both 2D and 3D modeling of design proposals to provide an accessible picture for all staff members. These models enable realistic simulation of the workflow for the optimized flow of equipment and staff.
Atherton has reached today’s position with the base of innovation that improves lives. Founded in 1889 in Melbourne, Atherton was initially established as a plumbing firm. Gradually, the company included mechanical services like heating and ventilation, hot water systems, and boiling water sterilizers. By the mid-1950s, Atherton combined stainless steel fabrication with its knowledge of traditional plumbing and mechanical services capabilities to develop various specialist products comprising modern air-conditioning systems, commercial foodservice fit-outs, laboratory and mortuary benching, and autopsy tables, among others. Today, the company’s market coverage has extended from Melbourne to include the rest of Australia and Asia with established agents in New Zealand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Brunei, and the Philippines.
Amid the coronavirus pandemic, Atherton continues to be the global leader in bringing the latest infection control products to the market following the Australian government guidelines. The company is regularly monitoring and following COVID-19 directives, as stipulated by the government. In these crucial times, Atherton is operating at full capacity to fulfill its service obligations, servicing clients’ critical medical devices. In the near future, Atherton focuses on remaining at the forefront of product and service development by applying the latest technology in the healthcare sector.