Bolton firm sends medical supplies to Ukraine

A BOLTON-based infection prevention solutions maker has donated medical supplies to victims of the Ukraine crisis.

Vernacare, which has a site in Bolton, has donated thousands of items of essential medical equipment to help the ongoing humanitarian crisis in the invaded country to help those injured in the conflict and displaced from their homes.

CEO James Steele said: “The past two years of Covid-19 have shown us just how important infection control and preventative measures are, and the crucial role products like ours play in helping doctors reduce risks.

“In situations such as the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, infection can take hold and spread through communities when they are most vulnerable.

“Providing refugees with basic necessities and arming medical teams and volunteers with the necessary equipment is crucial to keep people safe.”

The donation was organized in coordination with the organization Recycling Lives, whose social value program helps fight food poverty and reduce food waste.

The appeal will see several truckloads sent to Poland, where donations will then be broken down for distribution in border areas to help communities and refugees. Mr Steel added: “The scenes from Ukraine are truly heartbreaking. In our work, we are fortunate to be able to directly help those in need.

“We hope these critical medical supplies will help ease their suffering during their time of crisis.”

Vernacare has over 40 years of experience manufacturing market-leading healthcare brands, including Azo Surface Cleaning and Disinfecting Wipes, which are widely used in the NHS and across the healthcare industry and social services.

The company exports healthcare solutions to 60 countries and “continues to innovate across the board to provide sustainable options, while maintaining the integrity of products used in critical infection prevention environments.”

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