Spire Healthcare has installed Vernacare’s ‘innovative new’ Vernacare Compact single-use toileting and cleansing waste disposal technology at its newly refurbished extended recovery unit at Spire Norwich Hospital.
Vernacare says the Compact is the market’s smallest macerator disposal unit, and was thus ‘the ideal space-saving solution’ for the new two-bed unit.
Phil Pollen, Engineering manager at the hospital, said: “We use few pulp urinals and bedpans on the unit, so the Compact is ideal and takes up little space in the sluice room. It operates via a hands-free ultrasonic foot sensor, starting automatically once the lid closes, so is brilliant from an infection prevention standpoint. Most of our patients use ensuite bathroom facilities, but for immobile patients on four other higher dependency areas, we have Vernacare’s larger Vortex macerators, which operate reliably.”