Sharps and Clinical Waste Management in Huddersfield
Sitting proudly in the borough of Kirklees in West Yorkshire, in between Leeds, Wakefield, Sheffield and Manchester is Huddersfield. While its roots date back 4000 years to Roman times, it’s famous for its role in the Industrial Revolution and as the birthplace of Rugby League.
Surrounded by picturesque countryside, in the valleys of the River Colne and River Holme, Huddersfield is predominately a manufacturing town, despite the University of Huddersfield being the borough’s largest employer. This pretty town has more than 1600 heritage listed buildings including some beautifully preserved Victorian architecture including the stunning Victoria Tower perched 997 feet upon Castle Hill and the Huddersfield Railway Station in St George Square, which after a recent renovation was awarded the Europa Nostra award for European architecture.
Want to escape from the hustle and bustle? Beaumont Park dates back to 1883 and is the borough’s first public park, dotted with flower beds, ponds, play areas, a maze of twisting paths and castle-esque gates right down to the rocky woodland known as Dungeon Wood. Alternatively, you can spend time wandering through the corridors of the Tolson Museum, which tells the story of this town from prehistoric times to the present, with everything from the “Bird Room’ to rare vintage vehicles.
Thirsty? This town has a booming ‘microbrewery’ industry, jump on the ale trail and discover boutique bottlers such as Magic Rock, Hand Drawn Monkey and Rat, which are making waves, and finish the day with a delicious Yorkshire dinner at one of the many local pubs or cafes. As the largest town of the Kirklees, Huddersfield has a rich past and a bright future with an attitude towards healthcare to match.
Offensive and Infectious Waste Management in Huddersfield
One of the challenges experienced by UK healthcare facilities in the management of their clinical waste streams is vendor consolidation and specialist expertise. It’s difficult to find a single vendor that can effectively manage all waste streams generated from a cancer centre, long term care facility or pharmacy, and the complexity of managing multiple vendors for the streamlined management of all waste streams makes education and service standardization difficult at best.
This is where Sharpsmart comes in… a total waste management partner delivering Huddersfield medical practices serviced management of all clinical waste streams – cytotoxic waste, clinical infectious waste, sharps and hazardous substances – we can do it all with a focus not just on picking up waste from a loading dock, but through streamlined education and superior safety containers, a focus on waste consolidation, environmental output, and the safety of clinicians and patients.
When it comes to Healthcare Waste Management, we do things A LOT differently
When you’re surveying the number of companies that manage waste in hospitals, laboratories or veterinary clinics, we’ll tick that box, but that’s about the only commonality that we share in the current competitive landscape. The other boxes are what drives our mission, our vision and our unrelenting passion to make healthcare safer:
Innovation that protects people / our safety containers for sharps and clinical waste collection SAVE LIVES. It’s a bold claim, but one that we can absolutely back.
Education that drives change / we work with you to segregate better and deliver education and reporting that enables you to make data-backed decisions
Process that protects a green future / reusable containers, nationally leading non-incineration treatment technology, and a focus on non-clinical waste diversion – our business model is focused on environmental sustainability
People focused on healthcare / we’re all about healthcare, not about waste. What does that mean? It means that we approach customer needs from a clinical angle, not a “back of dock” logistics exercise, and our team are absolutely focused on delivering clinical waste solutions that support patient care.
A single partner / wherever you look, it’s us. It’s not “we’ll do this xxx but then we’ll outsource that xxx”. For healthcare waste in Huddersfield, we provide containers, drive education, deliver our trucks to pick up containers, and we treat the waste giving you full cradle to grave confidence and ensuring absolute compliance.
A One-size-fits-all approach in healthcare simply cannot exist because every patient-treating facility has different needs.
As a business we have an undergirding promise to deliver solutions that directly impact needs. This means:
Right-sized containers for the clinical waste volume your facility generates
Pickup frequencies that mirror the waste volumes generated from your facility
Color coded containers to improve segregation and lower costs
Streamlined pickups for anatomical, pharmaceutical, clinical, hazardous and sharps waste
Bespoke education material that can be customised to match the types of waste generated
A clinically trained and customer focused team that “know their stuff!”
Lots of free resources that even if you don’t choose us as your partner, you can learn from our expertise!
Environmental and Fellow-Human Responsible Pharmaceutical Waste Disposal
Pharmaceutical waste handling and the disposal of partially used or expired medications is often thrust into the media spotlight for all the wrong reasons, i.e. when things “go bad” from human misuse of discarded pharmaceuticals, or the down-stream impact of poorly disposed pharmaceuticals in waterways.
Our industry-leading blue-lidded Sharpsmart container for pharmaceutical waste is hands-down the most secure pharmaceutical waste containment system in the UK with inbuilt safety locks and secure wall mounting to prevent unauthorised removal or hand access to enclosed contents. Designed in four sizes to accommodate the varying waste volume requirements of pharmacies, laboratories, hospitals and care facilities, our pharmaceutical Sharpsmart will reduce risk for healthcare workers and the environment.
Pharmaceutical waste we can manage for Huddersfield healthcare facilities includes:
Out of date pharmaceuticals
Partially used medications
Cytostatic and Cytotoxic medicines
Recalled pharmaceutical stock
Sharpsmart understands the needs of healthcare facilities in Huddersfield.
Contact us and see how we can help your facility better manage your sharps, clinical and pharmaceutical waste disposal.
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