“They deserve answers” – Theresa May.

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“We have evidence that warnings were ignored and that these products continued to be used despite the warnings and that following the infections…[there was] a cover-up,”  – Andy Evans, chairman of campaign group Tainted Blood

Speaking to the BBC, Mrs May said: “They deserve answers, and the inquiry that I have announced today will give them those answers, so they will know why this happened, how it happened”

These quotations from today’s news refer not to the Deprox, but to the tragic suffering and loss of life from infected blood administered by the NHS in the 70s and 80s. At last, there is to be an inquiry, and the victims’ relatives will know how and why 2,400 NHS patients died.

Meanwhile a disturbingly similar tragedy is unfolding right here and now – and again the NHS turns a blind eye for fear of negligence lawsuits, and the corrupt medical suppliers hastily reap the profits before the mounting evidence of fraud and corruption forces them back to the dark places that spawned them.

The victims – the frail elderly, the cancer patients, the cystic fibrosis sufferers, have no idea that the C. difficile or MRSA infections they have suffered from were preventable. They are assured that the hospital rooms and equipment have been sterilised by the best technology available – the Deprox – which according to the Hygiene Solutions Ltd. website, “…achieves a log 6 reduction of even the most virulent of organisms.”

The truth is in stark contrast to this glib fabrication; – leaked emails and the testimony of former Hygiene Solutions employees prove that the Deprox units are turned up to their maximum output of  RH30 when tested, but in everyday use are turned down to output levels of RH 5 to RH 15 – with directly proportional reductions in H2O2 concentration and germicidal efficacy.

To compound this error, a recent letter published in the Journal of Hospital Infection revealed that most of the tested efficacy of the Deprox process could be attributed to the exceptionally high silver nitrate content of the Deproxin solution – an illegal additive which Hygiene Solutions now claims to have removed.

What residual efficacy remains absent this powerful cytotoxin remains untested and unproven.

The shocking and highly persuasive statistics from the UCLH hospitals, showing a substantial upwards step change in C. difficile rates corresponding exactly with the years of Deprox use, cannot be denied. These are public data sets, and the 75 or so extra infections over this period demand explanation.

We need an inquiry in to the Deprox scandal NOW, while lives can still be saved – not in 30 years time.


Cystic Fibrosis scam + new data from New Zealand.


Papworth Hospital, famous for its pioneering heart and lung transplants, is home to the Adult Cystic Fibrosis Centre, caring for around 330 sufferers of this terminal lung disease.  Infection control is of the utmost importance in Cystic Fibrosis wards, as the patient’s lungs are profoundly compromised and unable to reject infectious agents. Tragically, Papworth has been targeted by Rick Fentiman and his heartless minions.

Warned in advance of extensive microbiological testing (Hygiene Solutions cultivate inside contacts for this purpose) Tom Lister here requests the Deprox units to be turned up to RH30 (i.e.the highest possible aerial H2O2 concentration possible) – to ensure that the microbiological swabs demonstrate some meaningful reduction in bacterial load.

(Reminder – a full 6 log efficacy requires at least RH40. Legal gas levels at the end of a process can only be guaranteed at RH5)

  • Why then are the machines not already set at this level? Because at RH30 the residual H2O2 and AgNO3 after the process will be as much as 50 times the legal limit.
  • How do they get away with it? H2O2 is odourless, and  Papworth Hospital does not use H2O2 detectors.
  • Who suffers? The Cystic Fibrosis patients, whose fragile lungs can only just sustain life, are left to breathe the noxious chemicals.

Tom Lister Deprox fraud

If Hygiene Solutions should claim that RH30 is safe, they will have to explain this email, send 3 weeks later…

Mark Fentiman Deprox Cystic fibrosis

Just one month after this, Mark Fentiman sent an urgent message that all Deprox units were to be turned down to RH5. Now it emerges that this order was in response to the incident below, in which a healthcare worker at the Royal Worcester Hospital inhaled residual Deproxin fumes after the Deprox control unit had declared the room safe to re-enter, and suffered serious respiratory problems. (Note that ISS Healthcare operate the Deprox machines as a subcontractor in some NHS hospitals.)

Maria Cardoso

The Log6 claim so loudly and insistently trumpeted by Hygiene Solutions is based on a machine set to RH40. The RH setting gives the amount of H2O2 per cubic metre of air, so resetting the machine to RH5 only gives 12% of the required concentration. In reality, the machine is just a placebo – no useful or meaningful level of disinfection is possible at this level.

RH5% email Mark Fentiman

Tom Lister Deprox fraud

The shocking fact is that Hygiene Solutions continued to provide their Deprox systems and “decontamination” service at this dangerous and utterly ineffective level, did not inform their 60 or so NHS Hospital customers of the change, and continued to charge full price, a tidy sum of £2,500,000 per year.

Given that approximately 5000 NHS patients die each year from the very infections that this system is supposed to prevent, there can be no doubt that this action led to completely avoidable infections and death, as well as robbing the NHS of millions of pounds in fees for thousands of imaginary decontamination services that never actually took place.

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This is not a historic problem – Deprox units at St James’s Leeds, Luton & Dunstable and Royal Liverpool hospitals are still set to RH5 and most other units, including Westmead Hospital in Sydney are at RH10. The Deprox is physically incapable of simultaneously giving a level of disinfection in excess of 1 log, and leaving a safe atmosphere at the end of the process. The label here, evidently peeled off one of the fleet machines, shows RH5 in July 2016. This proves that the emergency addition of a token catalyst in 2015 was completely ineffective.

While some hospitals, such as St James’s in Leeds used the Deprox in addition to a conventional hypochlorite (bleach) terminal clean, others have used Deprox instead. In other words, the introduction of Deprox has displaced an effective conventional cleaning protocol, and substituted a cleaning machine that is effectively turned off. Hygiene Solutions promotes what they call a RAG chart, grading the level of cleaning needed into Red, Amber and Green levels. The Red level is for terminal cleans of heavily contaminated side wards that have been occupied by a “superbug” patient. Thus the most ineffective cleaning method is applied to the most dangerous situations.

This can be seen from the following chart from North Shore Hospital, Waitemata DHB, New Zealand. It is obvious that the Deproxed rooms do not receive a conventional clean – they just have a “pre-clean” i.e removing soft furnishings, obvious gross decontamination etc. The “level one” chlorine based clean is much more effective than a Deprox set at RH5. How many New  Zealand patients have died as a result of this shocking fact we can only speculate…

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Note: Deprox in New Zealand is promoted by Fort Richard Laboratories in Auckland.

If you are a Deprox user, you can easily check the RH level by following the instructions here:


If you have information about Hygiene Solutions Ltd, Deprox or Ultra-V, please contact HSE inspector, Mr. Martin Ball who is heading up the investigation, and quote CRD Ref: 2016022