The Red Bag Pathway

Providing the personal property carrier (PATIENT BAG) for care homes and hospital trusts as part of the Red Bag Pathway

The Versapak Patient Overnight Bag has been designed as part of the NHS Red Bag Pathway scheme and is a high quality, hard wearing, durable bag for holding standardised medical information, medication and personal property of individuals when they are being transferred between their care home and a hospital. Standardised paperwork is critical for ensuring all stakeholders (Nurses, Doctors, Carers) have the necessary information concerning a patient such as general health and current medication. What's more, the Versapak Red Bag now incorporates VersaShield, Antimicrobial Technology, which actively reduces the colonisation of bacteria such as MRSA & E.coli.

The Red Bag Pathway is particularly useful as it reduces the strain on medical services by minimising the time taken for ambulance transfer times, A&E assessment times and reduces the number of avoidable hospital admissions. It is also designed to fulfil the requirements on the NICE guideline NG27: Transition between inpatient hospital setting and community or care homes. 

Versapak Red Bag Pathway Scheme in the Royal Borough of Greenwich / Bexley

Following the successful pilot scheme in the London Boroughs of Sutton & Kingston, Versapak, in collaboration with the Commissioning Manager for South East London CCG, delivered tools and education to drive the message.  Stephanie Watts commented saying:

"Thanks to Versapak, we have been able to promote the Red Bag Pathway at event stalls in hospitals within our borough."

Read the full case study here

See what residents have to say about the Red Bag Pathway

With plenty of room for clothing and a smaller pocket to hold the patient's personal items such as medication, identification or jewellery, the Red Bag is secured with Versapak's patented T2 Security Seal to ensure peace-of-mind for relatives of the patient and acts as a deterrent anyone intent on tamper ing with the contents.

These bags were designed for:

  • The elderly;
  • Those who require assisted living;
  • And those with poor mental health


All our carrier solutions are manufactured in various sizes and colours to suit your needs. We can even print your brand logo or hospital names. Why not ask us for a free quotation.

Contact us for more information and see if we can help your organisation with this scheme.

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