Sharps and Clinical Waste Management in Brighton
Just 60 minutes by train from London, Brighton is a historic city in the county of Sussex, with humble beginnings as a tiny fishing community, today it’s a bustling hub of creativity, colour and culture and a popular day trip or weekend getaway for Londoners.
Recognised as one of the UK’s most famous seaside towns where you’re welcomed by the scent of salty air and fish and chips as you meander along the iconic 5.4 mile stretch of Brighton Beach dotted with restaurants, bars, shops and clubs. Find your inner child with a trip to Palace Pier at the bottom of the Old Steine thoroughfare or wander through The Lanes - a labyrinth of narrow alleys and discover local cafes, bakeries, vintage clothing and antique stores. For a different view, hit the heights with a ride on the British Airways i360 where your pod will take you 162 metres above the picturesque city and coastline.
Brighton becomes even more popular for 3 weeks every May, playing host to the UK’s 2nd biggest arts festival, which has run for over half a century. A trip to the Royal Pavilion is a must, with its onion shaped domes that pay homage to oriental style architecture. Commissioned by King George IV, architect John Nash who also designed Buckingham Palace originally built this ornate seaside pleasure palace for the royal to enjoy.
If it’s a break from the hustle and bustle you need… Escape to the country and take in the stunning scenery of South Downs National Park and the spectacular Seven Sisters Cliffs, all just 20 mins from Brighton city. Whilst the lifestyle might seem relaxed, healthcare is one thing that the people of the Brighton and Hove region take seriously.
Integrated clinical waste management services for Brighton Healthcare Facilities
We may not be quite so risqué as the world naked bike ride advocating their green message through the narrow cobbled streets of Brighton, but we are none-the-less passionate about environmental impact and what we can do to contribute. With a 15+ year history servicing healthcare facilities, we know a little bit about clinical waste management, pharmaceutical medications security, and sharps safety. It’s our DNA. But what you may not know, is that beyond the “yellow reusable sharps container” that we have become most recognised for, we also deliver a full suite of waste management collection, disposal and treatment services for Brighton hospitals and primary care facilities.
Healthcare waste disposal solutions that make green sustainable sense
Over the years we have worked with multiple healthcare facilities in facilitating before-and-after studies to show the dramatic impact of their conversion from disposable sharps containers to reusable sharps containers. One of our studies which was published in a notable scientific journal, narrated the story of a 400 bed acute Trust in Bournemouth that achieved an 86% carbon emissions reduction with the introduction of our Sharpsmart reusable sharps container system (Read the full study here). Most noteworthy results included:
Reduction of 157 tonnes of CO2 emissions per year
Elimination of 465,000 disposable sharps containers (purchase, treatment and landfill = eliminated!!!) over 10 years
Reduction in sharps injuries, staff labour and overall costs
Another study here showed 10 UK hospitals adopting the Sharpsmart sharps container system and achieving:
91% reduction in C02 emissions
32% reduction of waste in the sharps waste stream
Compliance with the NHS Safe Management of Healthcare Waste Guidelines (HTM 07-10)
How is our waste management approach different?
Well, for starters we don’t begin with “your healthcare facility may be at risk…”
Yes there are compliance issues and regulations to navigate, but more importantly, there are clinical staff and an environment to protect. We start here. Our approach begins with YOU. Your facility, your clinical and cleaning staff, your current waste management storage and disposal practices, your environmental goals. From here, we can custom-design a containment and waste pickup schedule that works for you. So… what services can we deliver?
Reusable sharps containers (stalk here… they are rated the safest in the world!)
Sharps, Offensive, Anatomical and Clinical waste disposal, collection and treatment
Cytotoxic waste disposal, collection and treatment
Secure collection and treatment solutions for Pharmaceuticals and expired medications
Total waste management, i.e. we do everything! (including batteries, paper shredding and fluorescent tubes!)
KPI management. We set goals, we agree on the outcomes… and then we hold ourselves to it!
We own the cradle to grave journey of the safe and compliant disposal of your sharps, clinical, and pharmaceutical waste.
Our sharps, clinical and pharmaceutical waste containers are almost as colourful as the Brighton pier! With over 10 million dollars and 5 years of research and development invested into their design – the Sharpsmart reuable sharps, pharmaceutical and clinical waste containers are revolutionary. Leading the way in safety and environmental sustainability, Sharpsmart’s suite of containers (stalk here) are designed for the clinical environment; optimising efficiency, protecting frontline clinical staff, and overall – just looking beautiful!
Sharpsmart understands the needs of healthcare facilities in Brighton.
Contact us and see how we can help your facility better manage your sharps, clinical and pharmaceutical waste disposal.
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