The Vernacare team have joined forces with organisation Recycling Lives to send thousands of essential medical supplies in support of the Ukraine humanitarian crisis.
The packages included a range of swabs, IV packs, suture packs, bandages, patient & surface cleaning wipes to help those injured in the conflict and displaced from their homes due to the conflict between Russia and Ukraine.
CEO James Steele said, “The past 2 years of COVID-19 have demonstrated to us all the importance of infection control and preventative measures, and the crucial role that products like ours play in helping medics reduce risk.
“In situations such as the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, infection can take hold and sweep through communities when they are at their most vulnerable. Providing refugees with basic essentials and arming the medical teams and volunteers with the necessary equipment to help keep people safe is crucial.
“The scenes from Ukraine are truly heart-breaking. In our line of work, we’re fortunate to be able to directly help those in need. We hope these essential medical supplies will go some way to lessen their suffering during their time of crisis”.
The donation was arranged in coordination with Recycling Lives whose social value programme is helping to tackle food poverty and reduce food waste. The co-ordinated appeal will see multiple lorry loads sent to Poland, where the donations will then be broken down to be distributed to the areas on the border to directly help the communities and refugees.