GBUK Banana – a division of GBUK Group Ltd
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- 2020 Innovation
GBUK Banana’s patient handling system, Versal, helps reduce the hidden costs of pressure ulcers and musculoskeletal injury.
Pressure ulcers can be life-threatening to patients, leading to disabilities and infections, as well as extended hospital stays. The NHS spends an estimated £1.3bn annually on hospital-acquired pressure ulcers, with litigation costs in the NHS over £1bn. Reducing pressure ulcers by just 1% would help save over £13m.
Mark Thompson, CEO of GBUK Group, said: “The Queen’s Award is an internationally recognised accolade and it’s an honour for us to be selected by Her Majesty The Queen in the Innovation category. The award also gives me a chance to thank the whole of our exceptional team, who have been pivotal in improving patient care by bringing our leading technology to market.”