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Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust has introduced award-winning pulp wash bowls from Vernacare at its hospitals in a bid to reduce the risk of infection.

Heather Dakin, senior infection control nurse at the trust, said: “Nursing staff found they had more time for patient care and didn't have to worry about decontaminating plastic bowls. They also found that wards looked much tidier as the pulp can be stacked on racking provided by Vernacare in the clean area of the sluice, rather than hanging from lockers or beds collecting dust.

”The environmental benefit of using the pulp washbowl was also a factor in our decision to move to the Vernacare system as the trust is committed to excellence in waste management, carbon reduction and recycling."

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