Sharps and Clinical Waste Management in Doncaster
Named after the flowing waters of the River Don, Doncaster is a minster town and part of South Yorkshire county, known for its rich history dating back to the Romans, its cute rural villages and picturesque countryside.
Recognised as a market town since 43AD, King Richard I granted their first royal charter in 1194, the tradition has continued today at the refurbished Wool Market, reopened in 2019, locals and visitors can explore over 400 stalls and specialty stores including their award-winning International Food Hall, Fish Market and The Outdoor Market selling everything from antiques, bric-a-brac, fresh produce and flowers.
History buffs will love St George Minster, rebuilt in 1858 on the site of the Roman Fort of Danum and the 12th century Norman stone Conisbrough Castle, which offers stunning views from its towers, just less than 10 miles away from other historical gems like Roche Abbey and Monk Bretton Priory. Inspiring Sir Walter Scott's novel Ivanhoe, Conisbrough Castle has been lovingly restored for visitors to enjoy and explore to this day. Doncaster Mansion House is the jewel of the town, built in 1745, it’s one of three original mansion houses left in England, designated as a Grade I listed building, now used as a citizen ceremony hall.
Holidaymakers can enjoy a visit to the town’s verdant parks like Brodsworth Hall and Gardens, a picturesque space with an immaculately preserved hall interior and tearoom, while aviation enthusiasts will enjoy combing through the South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum and the Vulcan Experience at the Doncaster Sheffield Airport.
Each September Doncaster becomes a hive of activity when horse racing enthusiasts from around the world flock to the St Leger Stakes, the oldest classic horse race in the world, dating back to 1776, which is the final classic race of the British season.
Full of rich history, superb countryside and fun, Doncaster is a melting pot of diverse culture and exploration.
Providing Doncaster with modern Clinical Waste Management
When Hospitals, Trusts, Frameworks and other patient-care facilities are looking for a clinical waste management partner; the first two questions are – are you experienced in healthcare, and secondly are you local. Given the regulations that govern clinical waste disposal in the UK, it’s critical to partner with a company that is fully licensed and equipped to provide best-practice guidance on cradle to grave waste management and has the local routing capacity to offer service reliability and competitive pricing.
Sharpsmart has been operating in the UK for over 20 years, underpinned by the believe that clinical waste management must tie hand in hand with clinical outcomes – safety and protection of staff, best-practice infection control protocols, and waste handling processes that perfectly intercept with rather than distracting from patient care. We pride ourselves on being clinically driven – able to support with all clinical touchpoints of hospital waste management, from best practice segregation, to education and compliance requirements and most cost effective disposal and treatment methodologies; we do it all.
For the safe and easy removal of infectious, offensive and clinical waste from a patient environment, Sharpsmart’s ‘Bag to Bedside’ program sits at the core of our waste optimisation solutions – driving daily effective change within the four walls of healthcare facilities that deliver safety to staff and patients. We achieve this by:
Encouraging correct waste segregation behaviours with containers being placed closest to the point-of-use
Using colour - the vivid identities of our different collectors doubly help enforce proper waste segregation
Eliminating other waste disposal options - leaving only what is needed available for use
Sharpsmart believes that clinical waste management strategy should prioritise infection control with hands-free disposal. Clinical waste handled with as few touchpoints as possible minimises the risk of infection. It is known that the regular removal of infectious, offensive and all other types of waste from ward-level is paramount to the safety of patient, staff and visitor environment. Furthermore, the effective segregation of these different waste streams not only drives efficient and CQC guideline compliant healthcare waste movement and disposal practices, but it also has a direct impact on costs, staff safety, and environmental impact.
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We take the guesswork out of Waste Segregation
We are under no false illusion that the primary purpose of clinical and nursing staff is patient care – not making sure the right waste goes into the right bin. At Sharpsmart, we are focused on providing the education, tools and clearly marked clinical and offensive waste bins to make the practice of waste segregation easy in medical settings.
What is clinical Waste?
Defined in the Controlled Waste Regulations 1992. Clinical waste includes any waste that consists wholly or partly of:
Syringes, needles or other sharp instruments which, unless rendered safe, may prove hazardous to any person coming into contact with it
Drugs or other pharmaceutical products
Swabs or dressings
Human or animal tissue
Blood or bodily fluids
Any other waste arising from medical, dental, pharmaceutical, or other similar healthcare practices
The waste streams captured most commonly within hospitals and healthcare settings are:
These four waste streams, while loosely classified as healthcare waste, all require unique containment, handling, disposal and treatment protocols.
DONCASTER CLINICAL WASTE GUIDELINES
Hospital Waste Management is just the start
Before we start a conversation around "what date you want your waste picked up" we start with understanding the unique needs of your healthcare facility. What wastes do you generate? Are your staff properly segregating waste? What storage capacity do you have for clinical waste or sharps containers? Do you have any compliance risks with medications disposal? From here, we can engage our clinical trained staff to conduct audits and assessments on your facility that helps us to understand how we can reduce waste volumes, save costs, determine the right container types and sizes for your facility and work out the most cost effective service schedule.
Waste Streams that Sharpsmart can manage:
Sharps waste, Offensive and Infectious Waste
Cytotoxic / Chemotherapy Waste
Pharmaceuticals and expired Medications
Surgical Device and Metal Recycling
Dental Waste + Amalgam
Genetically Modified Organisms and Lab Chemicals
Confidential Waste, E-Waste Recycling, Total Waste Management
With compliance experts, clinical educators and a team of experienced logistics and treatment professionals, we take full responsibility for not only waste pickups, but also for clinical, environmental and compliance outcomes associated with your waste program. From education to proper waste manifesting, we know this business inside out and we are really excited to drive UK healthcare towards a new standard of operational and safety excellence.
Sharpsmart understands the needs of healthcare facilities in Doncaster.
Contact us and see how we can help your facility better manage your sharps, clinical and pharmaceutical waste disposal.
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