National Patient Safety Alert
FAO all adult social care providers
A national patient safety alert has been issued as hygiene products manufactured by Vernacare are potentially contaminated with Pseudomonas bacteria.
Vernacare have issued a voluntary recall of all ‘in-date’ cosmetic products which include wet wipes, wash mitts, barrier cloths, bed bath washcloths and shampoo caps produced.
It is essential these wipes are not being used in any health and care settings. There are currently no known cases linked to these contaminated products, but it is being investigated.