More time for care, less time cleaning trays

Medical and nursing staff in Cumberland Infirmary’s Accident and Emergency departments are using a time-saving, hygienic new system of organising and disposing of medical items when assessing and treating patients.

The hospital has replaced reusable plastic general purpose trays, which sit on the assessment trolleys, with Vernacare’s single-use CS Receiver dishes made from renewable natural fibre. These can be quickly disposed of after use to ensure that a clean treatment tray is used for every patient, eliminating the inconvenience and time it takes to clean blood and other contaminants from the plastic trays. 

Vernacare said: “Carlisle’s Cumberland Infirmary completed a fourweek trial of the general purpose tray on its A&E and emergency assessment departments. Staff found the single-use system more convenient to use, allowing more time for frontline patient care, and providing assured standards of cleanliness.”

The CS Receiver trays are part of Vernacare’s single-use system of hygienic patient toileting and washing, used throughout Cumberland Infirmary, comprising disposable bedpans, urinals, washbowls, and other renewable natural fibre containers. After use, the products are placed in Vernacare’s Vortex disposal machines, and broken down into a fine slurry that flows freely through the drains. 

The photo shows Matron, Elizabeth Klein, (right), with Vernacare’s Gillian Brannon and the Vernacare CS Receiver dishes. 

 

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