The-Red-Bag-on-the-NHS-England-and-Sutton-CCG

The Red Bag Recognised By The Care Minister And DHSC

At Openhouse, we are very excited to announce that the Vanguard Patient Overnight Bag has been featured on the Department […]

author avatar
Sam Proctor

At Openhouse, we are very excited to announce that the Vanguard Patient Overnight Bag has been featured on the Department of Health and Social Care’s (DHSC) Twitter, with Care Minister Caroline Dineage.

The Vanguard Patient Overnight Bag is part of The Red Bag Scheme and was designed in conjunction with Sutton CCG.  The Red Bag is designed to support care homes, ambulance services and local hospitals, allowing a patient’s paperwork, medication and personal belongings to be transferred during transportation between the hospital and community or care home.

The Vanguard Patient Overnight Bag is registered with ACID (Anti Copying In Design) and its design is our intellectual property.  It is constructed from our exclusive micrAgard™ wipe clean material with an inner silver micrAgard lining.  micrAgard™ is anti-microbial and water resistant, and is a high quality and durable.

This video is an excellent testimony to the bag’s positive impact on the transfer of patients to and from homes of care.  The bag has been recognised by the DHSC at its parliamentary launch, as it is now being rolled out across the UK.  The bag is also equipped with a clear PVC window for a patient’s ID, a clear PVC document sleeve and the bags have a unique number for identification and security.

Since the first Vanguard bag was launched in 2015 we have worked with many different CCG’s across the country to implement the scheme. During this time we have developed different variations of the bag including the disposable plastic Vanguard bag for outpatients and the compact Vanguard Bag both of which can be seen below.  To make an enquiry on the Vanguard Patient Overnight Bag, or to browse those also in the Red Bag Scheme, see the selection of products below.

author avatar
Sam Proctor
author avatar
Sam Proctor