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The People Behind the Bag

n 1998, we started with a simple aspiration to enhance people’s lives and a strong desire to innovate. Today, we are a global business with over 250 colleagues based in Crawley, England where we create and manufacture our ostomy products, with a presence in over 40 countries around the world.

With 35 years of expertise, knowledge, and skill, we have continued to learn, develop new products, and adapt to new technologies to continually improve our processes to deliver the highest quality of stoma care products to our customers.

As we continue to support our colleagues, our Global Partners, and those living with a stoma we will continue to embody what makes Welland: enhancing people’s lives every day.

Discover our story ………..

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Welland Medical’s Proud Partnership with St Catherine’s Hospice

t Welland Medical, we’re proud to support local communities and charities.

One of our chosen local charities to support is St Catherine’s Hospice. For several years, we’ve sponsored this fantastic organisation, and our collaboration reached a new milestone as we were honoured to be invited to the pre-opening event of their new home in Pease Pottage, Crawley. The event was a special occasion, where Giles Tomsett, CEO of St Catherine’s Hospice, gave a strong speech emphasising the great work the hospice carries out and the urgent need to maintain funds to keep their important work going.

Collaborating with St Catherine’s Hospice aligns with  our core values and we are proud of our continued commitment to supporting our local community. We look forward to continuing our partnership and helping support St Catherine’s Hospice to provide a positive impact to those who require end-of-life care.

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Top 10 Things You Need to Know About CareFlex

Commitment to Comfort; True Holistic Approach; The Power of Education; Best Practice Mindset; Innovative Product Range; Market-Leading Tailored Solutions; CliniMed Group; Exceptional Standards; Green Credentials; Customer-Centric Service

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Queen Alexandra Hospital Fund Raising

When it comes to relationships with our customers, we don’t just care about the sales.

Our sales team have created some amazing bonds with our customers, and we always make sure that we’re supporting our customers, not just with product but with their initiatives, charity work and community outreach.

Our Product Specialist, Rob, recently met with the Stoma Team at the Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth, who shared that they will be doing a charity walk, along with other nursing staff to raise funds for a colleague who suffered a stroke in 2022

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Multi-Disciplinary Approach to Specialist Seating: Collaborating for Optimum Outcomes

The assessment, prescription, and use of specialist seating for individuals with complex postural needs require a multi-disciplinary approach to ensure optimum outcomes. Interdisciplinary collaboration among Health & Social Care Professionals (HCPs) is critical for providing comprehensive care and addressing individuals’ unique needs. I thought it important to take the time to highlight the exceptional role of various Health & Social Care Professionals and celebrate the teamwork that goes into specialist seating provision.

Why is a multi-disciplinary approach important?

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Our Carbon Reduction Plan

In 2022, the NHS Net Zero Supplier roadmap was published which outlined the objectives and requirements of working towards a goal of being carbon-zero by 2045.

All suppliers of the NHS have been encouraged to align their objectives to the supplier roadmap as the supply chain is an indirect contribution towards the NHS’s carbon footprint.

The three core areas of focus are:

  • Direct business activities – e.g., fleet cars, use of public transport
  • Indirect business activities – e.g., electricity consumption
  • Indirect business infrastructures – e.g., staff travel to work, waste contribution

CliniMed and SecuriCare are committed to achieving Net Zero emissions by 2045.

Please follow the link to read about a few of the projects and ongoing initiatives we’re investing in as a business to reach this goal.

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Innovating Ostomy Care:
The Power of Research and Development

World Creativity and Innovation Day is a global event that happens on April 21st each year as a way to celebrate, promote and encourage creative thinking and innovation across various industries. At Welland Medical, creativity and innovation are at the heart of what we do. This year’s World Creativity and Innovation Day, we are focusing on the contributions from our Research and Development (R&D) department.

Our R&D team consists of skilled engineers and designers who work hard and are committed to developing innovative ostomy products that meet the diverse needs of our customers by continuing to innovate and enhance our products. By staying at the forefront of technology and medical advancements, we are able to continually explore the boundaries of ostomy care, making a positive impact on the lives of those living with a stoma worldwide. Our blog post explores how we hone in on our team’s creativity and innovative spirit to help create the high-quality products you know today.

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New Swabable Vial Adapters from Helapet

We are delighted to launch our new line of vented and non-vented Swabable Vial Adapters, providing users with greater protection from accidental drips and aerosol contamination when compounding harmful drugs such as cytotoxics.

Designed to keep you safe!

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Rise & Recline Chair Range

CareFlex is excited to offer a selection of Rise and Recline chairs to accompany our Specialist Seating range.

Our reclining chairs are designed with an individual’s well-being and independence in mind, aiding daily living whilst ensuring optimum comfort. The simple push of a button will raise the user forward and upward to a safe standing position or gently recline them back to rest and relax.

Rise and Recline chairs can assist in maintaining or improving the general health, and ultimately the quality of life, of users who are sitting for prolonged periods of time but require the ability to stand for transfers or mobility.

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Team Colostomy UK Sponsorship

We are thrilled to announce that Welland Medical is the official physio and hydration partner for Team Colostomy for 2023!

As part of our partnership, our branding will appear on the team’s brand-new water bottles, as well as on the support staff t-shirts as a sign of our ongoing support for the team. This partnership is about more than just business – it’s about supporting a community of people who are doing incredible things. We are honoured to be a part of that community and to help make a difference.

Team Colostomy UK is an inspiring group of individuals who are dedicated to raising awareness and breaking down stigmas around ostomy surgery. It is an initiative that aims to inspire and empower people that live with a stoma to take on new challenges to live their life to the full.

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