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Vernacare reaches finals of healthcare technology awards

Bolton-based medical products innovator and manufacturer Vernacare has been shortlisted for a prestigious health industry award. The company has reached the finals of the Medilink North West Awards – one of three shortlisted companies in the UKTI Export Achievement Award category.

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Harrogate District Hospital adopts Vernacare innovation

Harrogate District Hospital is introducing a step change in continence care for female patients by introducing Vernacare’s new award-winning VernaFem female urinal. The new product was trialled on the hospital's Nidderdale female general surgery, gynaecology, urology and gastroenterology ward, where it is providing an alternative to catheterisation for post operative patients.

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Vernacare celebrates 50th birthday with infection prevention experts

Infection prevention experts joined celebrations to mark 50-years since the invention of the 'Vernacare System' of hygienic patient toileting and washing. In 1964 UK medical products manufacturer Vernacare first developed the single-use system of human waste disposal. The company created the world's first bed pans and urinals entirely from renewable natural fibre, together with the disposal machines that liquidise the waste and discharge it to the drains.

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Vernacare shortlisted for prestigious international trade award

Infection prevention products manufacturer Vernacare has been shortlisted for two prestigious awards – in recognition of outstanding success in international trade. Vernacare is a finalist in the ‘Excellence in International Trade Award’ and 'International Company of the Year (£25m to £50m turnover) Award' categories in the Insider North West International Trade Awards 2014.

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Vernacare showcases innovation in infection prevention at Care Show

Infection prevention specialist Vernacare will showcase its pioneering system of hygienic toileting and washing for immobile residents at the Care Show (Stand B 26) from 4-5 November 2014. Vernacare's single-use system has been in practice within the NHS for 50 years, and is used by 94% of Trusts to reduce the risk of cross-infection.

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Vernacare supports UK's response to Ebola

Vernacare's infection prevention products have been deployed to Sierra Leone, as part of the UK government’s emergency response to the Ebola crisis. Vernacare’s single-use system helps to reduce the spread of all infections, including Ebola. Disposable bedpans and urinals minimise the contamination risks associated with plastic, ceramic and stainless steel products.

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Vernacare partners with UCLH to improve infection control

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has replaced traditional bedpan washing with the Vernacare System of hygienic human waste disposal at its University College Hospital (UCH) site. This is helping to improve standards of infection prevention, free up nurses' time for frontline patient care, and improve environmental performance.

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Vernacare showcases single-use system at HES 2014

Vernacare will be showcasing their revolutionary single-use system and new products at the Healthcare Estates exhibition, taking place at Manchester Central in Manchester from 7-8 October 2014. With the audience at the event responsible for engineering, design, construction, maintenance, operation and estate management, the Exhibition will provide a unique opportunity to explore how to improve the built environment for the benefit of the patients that use healthcare facilities.

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