WHO WINS WHEN WE ELIMINATE HAI?
The answer is everybody.
1. Today over 200,000 innocent Canadians get infected in hospitals every year. Infection is often painful and so is the $54 million in annual costs.
2. Today over 8,000 innocent people like you and our grand-parents and I die every year in ways you don't even want to know about. Kill the bugs dead and very few people die.
3. A few gutsy hospitals determined to do their bit to change an unacceptable situation write $500 cheques monthly for 5 years but get all their $60,000 in monthly lease payments back in the first year or two.
4. Many big hospitals have trouble getting $200,000 investments of this nature past their boards and donors so they'll be delighted to pay $1,000 per room to have at least a few sterilized patient rooms to offer, just like the small hospitals. They'll add $15 a day onto the $325 daily rate and recoup the $1,000 investment in less than 2 years.
5. Now, here's the really cool part.
A). A bunch of Ryerson students will earn $50 an hour towards their education by pushing the leased AsepticSure machine around the hospital and doing the taping and so on at all hours of the day and night.
B). A team of our retirees will earn $50 an hour doing something important, and dignified, something they can tell their grand-children about, first by finding the rooms to be sterilized and then by planning to make sure we sterilize at least 7 rooms a day, 7 days a week and 30 days a month for a total of about 200 rooms a month.
The AsepticSure system owners will invoice the big hospitals $1,000 per room and, after the students and retirees have been paid along with the chemicals and insurance, about 50% at the very least of the $200,000 billed stays in the hospital group's bank account to cover half of the initial lease investment.
And that's only year one.
Year two invoices cover the other half of the AsepticSure investment. Years three and up are an annuity.
And everybody is happy and more importantly, safe.
That's phase one of the HAI Eliminated story.
Phase two is even more interesting.