The Risk of Reusables

Plastic or metal containers are re-used 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Due to the risks associated with inadequate disinfection processes within a sluice room, patients are placed at immense risk of catching an infection which can lead to prolonged hospitals stays & in some instances, mortality.

Over 16 million people contract a HCAI every year, with a mortality rate of around 6%.

A sluice room is an environment which has increased infection risks due to its continued operation of disposing of human excreta. Manually emptying and flushing plastic containers is a high-risk procedure for spreading and transmitting micro-organisms.

Pathogens such as SARS-Cov-2 are able to survive when aerosolised and remain on some surfaces for up to 9 days.

The number of contaminated touchpoints during the bedpan washing process are numerous, putting in danger the people who are critical to patient care.


Break the Chain of Infection

The use of disposables has been advocated by the World Health Organization during the COVID-19 pandemic who stated that;

The Unique Full System Solution

The revolutionary Vernacare single-use disposable system for managing human excreta, provides enhanced protection for patients, staff and caregivers. Handling of potentially contaminated re-usable containers is eliminated through hands-free sluice room operation.









Fully bio-degradable bedpans, bowls and urinals are disposed of in seconds without the need to touch any surfaces or machinery, resulting in a much more hygienic, safe & efficient solution.


Here to help

Choosing Vernacare provides you with automatic access to a series of unique value-added services:

  • Flexible payment schemes based on your budget
  • Fully managed service contract
  • Recommendations for any potential remedial works
  • Local technician support
  • Comprehensive installation programme to ensure a smooth transition
  • Free of charge installation & commissioning
  • Free of charge in-situ & online training programme
  • Access to an infection control advisory board
  • Guaranteed supply chain


With more than 50 years’ experience of replacing reusable systems with our single-use disposable solution, put your trust in Vernacare.

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