As pioneers of solutions for healthcare environments, we have a long and successful history, developing and manufacturing products that significantly enhance the lives of patients, residents, and healthcare professionals on a global scale.


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Our story began back in 1961 when Vernon & Co began to develop disposable hospital products.


Vernon & Co were innovators! They have developed a product that ticket all of the boxes of a 21st century healthcare facility, with environmentally-friendly, cost-effective products that prevented cross-infection in hospitals, and saved nurses' time.


Our first hospital macerator was launched - the Vernaid 750!


We opened our first global office, over in Canada, North America.


The company changed its trading name from Vernaid to our current name, Vernacare!

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We entered the Australian market for the first time, and began our long standing relationship with healthcare facilities in this market.


Vernacare launched a number of new products, including new commode chairs, and pulp washbowls to replace plastic ones.


A brand new macerator - the Vortex - was launched. This innovation brought our SmartFlow technology to to the market for the first time!

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Fast forward to 2017 when our growth journey really began...

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We acquired the Healthcare Solutions Division of Synergy Health, which expanded the product offering to including surgical solutions and bathing and continence care with market leading brands including Conti, Azo, bert, and Comfi.

This year also saw the move of our Head Office just a few miles from Bolton to Chorley, Lancashire.


In 2020, we acquired Frontier Plastics and Frontier NX, expanding our portfolio into Clinical Waste Management, encompassing Sharpsafe, Clinisafe, and Harm Reduction.

Pioneers in design and development, Frontier Plastics launched the world's first single-use, purpose-designed sharps container in 1979, and Sharpsafe continues to be a market leader today.

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Robinson Healthcare became part of the Group. With history dating back to the Crimean War, the acquisition further expanded our Surgical Solutions offering with brands such as Instrapac, and Exmoor becoming a key part of our offering.


Our latest acquisition, in December 2023 we invited Splice Cast Limited into Vernacare International. With a strong history in Women's Health, Splice Cast are a leading developer of single-use vaginal speculums and accompanying supplementary products.

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We've been on a significant journey over the last 60 years, and we continue to innovate in the areas of Infection Prevention, Clinical Waste Management, and Surgical Solutions.

Do you want to be a part of an exciting future?

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