About Us

Vernacare is an award-winning company committed to innovation and quality, with headquarters in Chorley, United Kingdom and a subsidiary in Toronto, Canada.

 As the inventors of the single-use system for patient toileting and cleansing, we are dedicated to improving life for both patients and healthcare professionals, and helping healthcare organisations run more smoothly and efficiently day after day.

Inspired to make a difference

For patients and professionals

Over 50 years ago, the commitment of healthcare professionals inspired us to think about ways we could help them do their job. We looked at a process that happens every day in healthcare facilities all over the world – patient toileting and cleansing and the disposal of human waste – and we asked ourselves how we could improve this routine task.

Our answer was the revolutionary Vernacare single-use system for hygienic patient care. It revolutionised the healthcare sector.

Before we invented our single-use solution, the “wash and reuse” bedpan system was all there was. It is still sometimes used today, and remains undignified for patients, unpleasant for carers, and can contribute to the spread of healthcare associated infections (HCAIs).

Our vision was for an alternative way of working – a system that would really improve lives. The system incorporates high quality paper pulp single-use containers (such as bedpans, urinals and bowls) and disposal units. The system we invented macerates the waste and the bedpan together, and disposes of them quickly, efficiently and hygienically.

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Everything we do is driven by our vision to support better healthcare, assist the fight against infection and continue innovating far into the future

Doing things better

Today, the Vernacare system has expanded, with a bigger product range and smaller machines that are now more effective than ever. However, it is still based on the same principle: after one use, the container, waste and potential pathogens are eliminated.

At Vernacare, we are innovators. Where we lead, others follow. Our system is now better for the environment and even more efficient than it was 50 years ago, and our global network is bigger than ever. Everything we do is driven by our vision to support better healthcare, assist the fight against infection and continue innovating far into the future.

You can however rely on other things to remain the same. Because what we do isn’t just about waste disposal and hygiene. It’s about helping patients lead longer, more dignified lives.

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The Vernacare System

Our aim is to help healthcare organisations across the world deliver better care and give them the support they needed to fight healthcare associated infections (HCAIs).



News Hub

Welcome to the Vernacare News page. Here, you can read all about announcements relating to our events, awards, products and our people. You can also enjoy our weekly blog.



Global Footprint

Vernacare is the world’s biggest producer of single-use toileting products, with over 170 million units emerging from our production site every year, with a major presence in the UK, Canada, Australia, Singapore, India, South Africa, Spain, Italy, France, the Netherlands, Norway, and UAE.