Welland Medical news

Introducing our new Costa Rican Distributor

Panamedical de Costa Rica is the latest addition to our growing number of distributors. They are a family run business with more than 20 years experience distributing and selling disposable medical devices. They offer ongoing training on the correct ways to use the products they represent, and they support medical centres across the country.

In this blog, we spoke to Clinical Advisor Karen Vergara Marín.

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Meet the Head of Engineering (Welland Medical)

Sarah Duckworth joined Welland as Head of Engineering in the second half of 2020 and she has become an essential part of the team. In this blog Sarah discusses her day-to-day role and how she got to this place in her career.


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Aurum® Plus has arrived

Welland is pleased to announce the launch of our brand new ostomy pouch range Aurum® Plus. The pouch range is available in closed, drainable and urostomy in various sizes.

Aurum® Plus began as an idea, a way to give ostomates greater choice, comfort and confidence.

Since then, it has gone through extensive research and development, positive product evaluations and now thanks to our network of distributors Aurum® Plus can make a big impact to ostomates across the globe.

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Welland is now available in Canada

Premier Ostomy Centre is one of our newest distributors, they are making our stoma care products and accessories directly available to people living in Canada with a stoma. Premier Ostomy Centre has been in business for over 20 years and they are committed to doing anything that will make their customers lives easier.

We spoke to Joel Goldenberg, Vice President of Premier Ostomy Centre, about running the business during the pandemic and Welland coming to the Canadian market.

 ” I always look for products that can have an impact on patients and I believe Welland’s products with Manuka honey can absolutely make an impact.”

Joel Goldenberg

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Celebrating 20 years of Bhavini Patel

Just over 20 years ago, Bhavini Patel walked onto the Welland factory floor for the second time. Her son was 2 months old. Her new role was as a machine operator, but unlike the last time, when she’d been in a temporary role, this time it was permanent. She didn’t realise at the time just how permanent.

Today Bhavini is a lead machine setter for half of our automated stoma product manufacturing lines. She’s responsible for training and managing the operating staff and making sure production targets are met. It’s been quite a journey, and as she says, “I never thought I’d be where I am now.”

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Designing Medical Devices

Of all the things in the world you could design, why choose medical devices? We spoke to one of our junior product design engineers, Nadeem Hussain to find out

Nadeem joined our Research & Development team in 2019. Since then, he has learnt a lot about the medical device industry and how it can push you to develop your design and problem-solving skills. He has shared his experience for anyone wanting to understand where a career in industrial design/product design may lead them.

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Advocating for Ostomates in Romania

OrtoProfil has been supplying ostomy care products in Romania since 1996 and have worked with Welland Medical since 2003. Besides supplying products to ostomates across Romania, the company advocates for ostomates to receive more support and better care, as well as for improvements to the Romanian health insurance system.

We spoke to Dr Atilla Pálosi who is responsible for OrtoProfil’s nationwide sales, about how the company’s been getting on this year and what they are doing to support ostomates in the country.

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Hill running for UK charities

On 10 and 11 October, Jack Hopper, one of our lead design engineers will NOT be designing ostomy care products. Instead, he’ll be challenging himself to raise funds for Bowel & Cancer Research and Crohn’s & Colitis UK.

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Welland now available in Belgium

Despite Covid-19 and all its restrictions, our Dutch distributors are now supplying the Belgian market.

In light of their new opportunity in Belgium and the way Covid-19 has forced us all to change the way we do things, we checked in with the company’s Sales Director, Robin Engels, to see what challenges they are facing and what is helping them succeed.

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Meet the new Welland Medical MD

“Not in a million years!” is how Welland Medical’s new Managing Director, Samantha Jackson, responds through a smile when asked if she thought she’d still be a the company, let alone MD, 13 years after her first day in the office.

Having joined as a Product Manager in 2007, Samantha grew and developed alongside Welland. As the Company expanded so did her skills and knowledge.  She took on the role of Sales & Marketing Manager in 2010, then Sales & Marketing Director in 2015.  During this time, she became a CMI Chartered Manager and earned an MBA and her Diploma in Company Direction from the Institute of Directors.

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