Nottingham-based company sends 14 pallets of dressings to Ukraine
Advancis Medical, a UK-based medical device company building an international reputation for developing and manufacturing a range of advanced wound care products, alongside All Saints Church Hanworth, have this week dispatched 14 pallets of wound care dressings and cell saver machines to hospitals in Ukraine.
‘Like the rest of the world, we have been shocked and saddened to see the unfolding events in Ukraine. The images, videos and news reports coming out of the country are horrifying, but we are continually moved by the acts of generosity and bravery we have seen as a result. We have been inspired by hospitals across the UK who have sent medical supplies to treat people in Ukraine as fighting continues across the country, and by those doctors, anaesthetists and surgeons who have travelled to Ukraine to work in field hospitals.’
Managing Director Steve Cotton got in touch with Reverend Sergiy Diduk, the Priest-in-Charge at All Saints Church Hanworth after learning about his humanitarian aid mission from his son, an old school friend of Sergiy’s son. Sergiy and a team of volunteers have so far sent 11 vanloads of supplies to Ukraine, from medical supplies to nappies. The team has put in hours of support, from sorting and packing products, to coordinating transport, and even driving the supplies into Poland for onward shipping.
After hearing of Sergiy’s efforts, Advancis medical are donating 14 pallets of boxes packed with wound care dressings and Hemosep Cell Salvage machines, to help support those who have been impacted by the recent events. Said Surgiy ‘It was overwhelming, when Steve got in touch with me I couldn’t believe it was real, it’s fantastic.’
Working with Sergiy and his team of volunteers, the pallets have now been shipped to Poland and onward shipping to the ‘Committee of Entrepreneurs of Lviv Region’ has been coordinated. This non-governmental, non-profit organisation created by conscientious local businessmen, is now working tirelessly to support their community in this unprecedented time, and will arrange for donations be distributed to hospitals in the Ukraine, and for a medical professor from Lviv Military Hospital to ensure that people know how to use them.
‘We want to show our support to the people of Ukraine through our actions, we are a company that embodies care and compassion into everything we do, we know our dressings and cell salvage technology can help so we felt we had a duty to send them over as quickly as possible,’ said Steve Cotton.
‘Our thoughts are with everyone who has been affected by the Russian invasion of Ukraine, from those who are unable to leave and seek asylum, those who have stayed to fight for Ukraine, or the many families throughout the world who are worried for loved ones. We hope that our donation has a small positive impact, and that continual worldwide support will lead to a positive outcome.’
Advancis Medical launched to market in 2004 and has grown to be one of the leading international medical wound care companies. Advancis Medical is fast building an international reputation for marketing a range of advanced wound care products, working with some of the world’s leading experts in their field, patients and their carers, to develop solutions to wound management challenges. The range includes Manuka honey dressings, which Advancis was the first to launch into the NHS, and the worldwide market place and has been expanded to use the latest advances in material technology and now includes soft silicone atraumatic dressings, super absorbent dressings designed to handle high levels of exudate and fluid, and the hydrophilic foam dressing range launched in 2011.