The pig got up and slowly walked away…

pig

In a knee-jerk reaction to my last post, Hygiene Solutions yesterday deleted the Sydney NSW street address from their website. Australia and the USA are left with only phone numbers, which are connected to a UK call centre, and the New Zealand contact has been deleted in its entirety.

The post had pointed out that the Hygiene Solutions 65 Atkins Road, Ermington, Sydney, NSW 2155 address is owned by Greg Hales, son of controversial ‘Exclusive Brethren” cult leader Bruce Hales.

https://www.google.ca/maps/place/65+Atkins+Rd,+Ermington+NSW+2115,+Australia

Here is the million dollar question:

Who is disowning who?

Is Rick Fentiman ashamed of his links with the Hales cult, or are the Hales’ embarrassed to be associated with the fraudulent and dishonest activities of Hygiene Solutions?

One evening in October
When I was about one-third sober
And was taking home a load with manly pride
My poor feet began to stutter
So I lay down in the gutter
And a pig came up and lay down by my side

As I lay there in the gutter
thinking thoughts I could not utter
I thought I heard a passing lady say,
“You can tell a man who boozes
by the company he chooses…”
And the pig got up and slowly walked away

Before…

Hygiene Solutions old

After…

Hygiene Solutions new

 

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CANBERRA SHARK ATTACK!

Deprox hales acipc 2017

On 2nd February 2017, in response to publication of the whistleblower exposé of the Deprox fraud, Specialist Hygiene Solutions Australia Pty Ltd declared voluntary liquidation, and Australian Deprox distributor Acute Healthcare hastily dropped the product from its catalogue.

However, in order to to maintain product registration with the ARTG (Australian Register of Therapeutic Devices) Hygiene Solutions (UK) must have a registered Australian company as sponsor.

It has emerged that a second business, under the name Specialist Hygiene Solutions Australia has been created with a new ABN  – this is a partnership, rather than a limited company – and this new entity has taken over sponsorship of the Deprox and Deproxin products.

Unfortunately, Australian business practices are less than transparent, and short of legal action it is impossible to identify who the beneficial owners of this Australian partnership are. The only identity given is “The Trustee for the RS & HR family Trust and others”  Like Panamian bank accounts and Cayman Island investment trusts, this legitimised  anonymity is very convenient for individuals wishing to invest in unethical or fraudulent trading, as funds can be easily laundered through a web of interconnected Australian family trusts.

However, a search of the history reveals that the original name of “The Trustee for the RS & HR family Trust and others” was “THE TRUSTEE FOR RS & HR FAMILY TRUST & THE TRUSTEE FOR THE AT SITE SUPPLIES TRUST & THE TRUSTEE FOR THE HALES TRUST”

Furthermore, a search of Australian trademarks reveals the following:

Deprox 4

The  LinkedIn profile shows that  Gregory Hales was a director of At Site Supplies, and is currently the director of SafeSmart Access. Both SafeSmart Access and Hygiene Solutions limited share the same Sydney, NSW address.

SafeSmart Access

Deprox hales

It seems likely  therefore that the Australian Deprox operation is run by Gregory Jay Hales, a prominent member of the so called “Hales Exclusive Brethren” a highly controversial religious sect headquartered in Sydney, Australia.

Australian relaunch in Canberra

Rick Fentiman, Hygiene Solutions Ltd director and self-appointed “Cambridge University Microbiologist” will be exhibiting at the Australasian College of Infection Prevention and Control (ACIPC) exhibition in Canberra, 20-22 November 2017. He will doubtless be bringing his “Proxcide” Mk. III Deprox prototype, as well as the Deprox and Ultra-V systems to display.

Hygiene Solutions Ltd has also splashed out $10,300 to become a “Bronze Sponsor” of the ACIP exhibition, over and above the $6,600 for the booth. This level of investment suggests a major push in to the Australian market, and it is rumoured that the Fentimans may be relocating to Australia along with their business, thus evading a number of impending legal actions in the UK. Given Australia’s historic function as a penal colony, this move would seem to be entirely appropriate.

Deprox 1

Any hospitals considering these systems should first give sober consideration to the tragic experience of the UCLH hospital in London, where a C. difficile epidemic following the introduction of the Deprox system led to an estimated 12 deaths over a period of 3 years.

 

Profiteers playing with fire..

Deprox PBCC

(OK, it’s off topic, but this is another deeply disturbing example of profits being put ahead of safety, and commercial exploitation of weak or inadequate government  regulation)

Dr Ecosse

Fairview Architectural, a Unispec brand whose UK distributor is Valcan Ltd, posted a news item bragging that they secured the contract to replace the burnt out polyethylene core cladding responsible for a terrifying 2014 tower fire in the Lacrosse Apartments in Melbourne, Australia.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/jamuz2my967l7fz/Project-News_Lacrosse-Apartments-Lowres.pdf?dl=0

Incredibly, in spite of this first hand experience of the danger of polyethylene cored panels, the same company supplied their polyethylene core Vitrabond panels to the Evenlode and Windrush residential tower blocks in Oxford UK, through its UK office, Valcan Ltd. – and bragged about that too!

https://www.dropbox.com/s/syf89u0jar6rwey/valcan%20Windrush.docx?dl=0
https://www.facebook.com/ValcanUK/posts/338095703273886

According to a recent article in The Telegraph, the polyethylene core burns like petrol:

https://lnkd.in/gYtcEuk

Now, according to the Oxford News;

“FEAR and bewilderment has gripped families in Blackbird Leys following the revelation that the estate’s two towers are covered in cladding deemed a fire risk.
On Monday it emerged that samples sent by Oxford City Council to the Building Research Establishment had failed fire safety tests and will now be replaced.
It follows more than 12 months of refurbishment work on Windrush and Evenlode Towers as part on an ongoing £20m project to improve Oxford’s tower blocks, in which the cladding itself had cost £1.4m to install.”

http://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/yourtown/oxford/15375148.__39_There__39_s_talk_of_protests__39___Tower_residents__39__anger_at_fire_safety_bombshell/

However every cloud (of smoke) has a silver lining. Architectural cladding manufacturers have never had such a profitable year in prospect! Tens of millions of pounds worth of polyethylene core facades will have to be ripped off and replaced by fire resistant versions across the UK – BY THE SAME COMPANIES THAT SUPPLIED THE SUBSTANDARD MATERIAL IN THE FIRST PLACE.
Let’s hope that Oxford City Council ensures that the supplier responsible for this expensive disaster doesn’t get to profit from it for a second time.