Infection Control Bag Case Studies

Learn how infection control bags made from Hydropol are being used by hospitals, healthcare, hotels and laundries across the world.

Infection Control Bag Case Studies

Learn more about some of the brands using infection control bags made from Hydropol™ film using Aquapak’s patent-protected technology.

West Heath and Moseley Hospitals, UK

Donations of domestic grade laundry bags were made to West Heath and Moseley Hospitals which are part of Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust in the UK.

Commenting, Kelly Ellis, Enhanced Care Team Leader - Birmingham Community NHS said: "This is a major anxiety for staff at the moment; taking home contaminated uniform. With your kind donation we have been able to relieve a lot of anxiety and have received some great verbal feedback. They are high quality, completely dissolve and definitely fit for purpose."

Leeds Teaching Hospital

Emily Brayne, a Critical Care Nurse in a High Dependency Unit at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, said, “As we are currently dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, we presently do not have access to a laundry service and are expected to take our uniforms home after working on the unit with patients who have the virus. We are all so worried about bringing the virus home to family members, most who have small young children or other members who work in healthcare. We continue to pray that we don’t cross contaminate by bringing our uniform home... We are so grateful for your kind donation, all of the staff are really happy with the dissolvable bags and we’re in high demand!”

Cornwall Scrubs Project

The Cornwall Scrubs project is making scrubs for hospitals, GPs and carers and sending them in a fully-dissolvable infection control bag made from Hydropol. Our friends at Finisterre are also involved and it was lovely to receive these photos of them in use.

James Paget University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, UK

As a university hospital, JPUH provides care to residents across Great Yarmouth, Lowestoft and Waveney plus the many visitors to East Anglia (UK) .

Describing how their warm water soluble, infection control bags were being used to help reduce cross-contamination during the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, Nichola Hunter said: "These have been well received by our staff who are using these to take their uniforms home to wash with."

Family Medical Centre

Dr Sood and Partners from the Family Medical Centre in Nottingham (UK) started using domestic-grade infection control bags made from Hydropol during the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic.

Sharing their usefulness, Practice Manager, Elizabeth Pain said "All doctors using them have been washing at 60 degrees and have had no issues, bags have been very helpful."

NHS Trust Worcester, UK

Warm water soluble infection control bags are being used by staff in the radiology, critical care unit, and onocolgy departments to bag up their work clothes to take them home safely after shifts caring for patients including those battling COVID-19.

"The bags are amazing and have helped over 600 doctors and nurses already." Jack Bailey

Treetops Hospice

Treetops Hospice Care provides nursing care and emotional support for adults and their families in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.

"A massive thank you to Aquapak Polymers Ltd for their very kind donation of bags that dissolve in the wash that our nurses can use to wash their uniforms. This kind donation will help keep our nurses safe!" Julie Heath added, "A big thanks to Aquakpak Polymers, the bags have provided reassurance to our Hospice at Home Team."

BMI The Priory Hospital

BMI The Priory Hospital is a private hospital based in Birmingham, UK. Nurses and other frontline staff started using the infection control bags made from Hydropol during the Corona Virus pandemic in 2020.

CYP Staff Nurse, Kiran Buray said, "We’d like to say a massive thank you to Aquapak Polymers Ltd for kindly donating bags to our nurses and healthcare staff. The bags are purposely designed for front-line care workers; their uniform is put in the bag after each shift and then the bag can be thrown straight into the washing machine, minimising the risk of contamination. The bags then cleverly dissolve in the wash. Aquapak makes biodegradable polymer pellets used by packaging manufacturers as environmentally friendly alternatives to single-use plastics. All Aquapak’s polymers are non-toxic, marine-safe and soluble in warm or hot water. Thanks again, another way of helping to keep our staff safe."

Acorns Childrens Hospice

Acorns Children’s Hospice in the UK provides babies, children and young people aged 0 – 18 years who have life limiting or life threatening conditions and associated complex needs with a network of specialist palliative nursing care and support.

Domestic grade laundry bags were donated to them during the 2020 COVID-19 outbreak. Commenting, Chris Reed said: "The staff have been using them to take their uniforms home, they are very good and have been really useful"

Covid Safety Network

Domestic grade infection control bags made from Hydropol were donated to the Covid Safety network during the 2020 COVID-19 outbreak. The network is a collective of people from all parts of society who pool resources for addressing the health threats of Covid19 virus locally and nationally.

The bags have been provided to the NHS; to their care boxes for care homes as well as their our COVID refugee PPE boxes.

Breckland Alliance of GP Practices

The Breckland Alliance consists of three GP practices in two small towns in Norfolk – they received a donation of 600 bags and highly commended them. Claire Osterberg, Breckland PCN Compliance Manager, said: “Thank you for the Donation of Infection Control Bags. I have had a number of our doctors thank me for ordering them, as they believe they are a fantastic idea, and have saved them a lot of trouble when taking their scrubs off at the end of each day. The knowledge that they can take their scrubs home to wash without the risk of infecting their families has been of great comfort.”

East Norwich Medical Partnership

400 infection control bags were donated to the team here to help take their uniforms home safely (as pictured). One member of the nursing team commented: “They are fine, they dissolve very well in a 60 degree wash. They are good and wash well.” Another said: “No issues in the wash and I like that I can keep them contained in the porch until I have all 3 to wash together!”

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