Wybone hosts mental health group meeting

December 19, 2016

We recently welcomed the Infection Prevention Society Mental Health and Learning Disability Special Interest Group into our offices here in Barnsley. We look after all of our guests when they come to visit, from hosting the venue to providing a proper Yorkshire pie and peas lunch!

Jill Perlstrom-Wright, the Infection Prevention and Control Coordinator at Sheffield Health and Social Care Trust told us about her day at Wybone headquarters. “Our meetings take place three times per year and are arranged geographically – North, Midlands and South. We were warmly welcomed on the day by Emma Morris and were introduced to other members of the team.”

As a British manufacturer, with 97% of products made in-house with lots of TLC, we were able to show the group a selection of products. “We were shown various Wybone products including their new Mental Health Sackholders, and were impressed at the range and diversity on offer. We were also shown a themed range from their latest exhibition.”

Later in the day, it was time to show off our knowledge, which seemingly impressed Jill and the rest of the group. “We were given a really interesting factory tour and were shown around all stages of production from start to finish. This proved extremely worthwhile; I have often wondered how products are put together. I was impressed by the craftsmanship evident. It is great to be able to take this knowledge back to our teams.”

Pixy Strazds, the Lead Practitioner for Infection Prevention and Control also expressed positive comments from the day. “The meeting room met our requirements perfectly, and we would be more than happy to use the facilities in the future.”

“Thanks to all at Wybone for making us so welcome. We really appreciate your support.”

Mental Health Sackholder


On the day, we were able to demonstrate the new Mental Health Bin, which has been specifically designed for use in secure health wards and trusts, where staff and patient safety is fundamental. Manufactured from galvanised steel, the integrated chute system prevents access to the contents and can only be opened via the front pedal. The front opening door allows the bin to be emptied by an authorised member of staff, and two stainless steel locks are fitted onto the front for additional security.

The lid of the bin has folded edges to conceal the chute opening system, and to make sure the inner waste bag is completely covered. All moving parts of the Mental Health Sackholder are enclosed to avoid any possible ligature points. The mental health bin comes with anti-microbial coating to prevent the spread of bacteria with a ten-year anti-perforation warranty as standard.