Bag to Bedside: Safety, Environmental, and Waste Improvements


Article:   Trust Wins Three Ways,



What is the article?

This article features three areas that have been improved across multiple hospitals in the UK as a result of implementing the Bag to Bedside waste optimisation system: improved patient environment, reduction in infection risk, cost savings due to proper offensive and infectious waste segregation and a decrease in clinical waste volumes.


What did we learn?

Several hospitals across the UK achieved the following:

  • 50% less clinical waste volumes
  • Safer and more sustainable environment for patients and staff
  • Reduction in infection risk

This has led to a further diversion of around 15% of the waste that found its way into sharps containers to less expensive waste streams. It has also produced a further reduction in sharps container usage."



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