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Vernacare is a medical products manufacturer and invented the 'Vernacare System' of hygienic patient toileting and washing 50 years ago. The company manufactures single-use bedpans, urinals, wash bowls and other containers from renewable natural fibre, which are disposed of in Vernacare’s Vortex disposal machines. This improves standards of patient safety and care, while saving healthcare facilities money, by: 1. Preventing Hospital Acquired Infections. 2. Saving nurses' time (they place the used receptacle in a machine, press a button and it's disposed of, rather than chemically and thermally disinfecting re-usable plastic containers). 3. Saving energy and environmental costs. 4. Reducing cost Vernacare's global production facility and headquarters is in Bolton, Lancashire. The company is highly innovative, having won the Queen's Award for Innovation in 2011 for developing the world's first disposable wash bowl. The Vernacare System is used in more than 90% of NHS hospitals and is exported to 48 countries across every continent. In addition, the business supplies a wide range of complementary infection control products and provides technical engineering services to maintain and service its Vortex disposal machines

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