Sharps and Clinical Waste Management in Lincoln
With a history that spans as far back as 300BC, this stunning city which has had many names has been home to the Romans, Vikings, Saxons and Normans. Nestled in the East Midlands of England and originally known as Lindum Colonia.
Its Roman founders influence can still be seen today on Ermine Street which was originally a Roman highway connecting Lincoln to York. The Viking influence from the 9th and 10th centuries still echoes in places and streets such as Bailgate, Wragby and Skellingthrope.
In 1068 William the Conqueror lead the Norman invasion to the heart of the city and was also responsible for the construction of the Lincoln Castle and Lincoln Cathedral which was built of Lincolnshire limestone and surpassed the Great Pyramid in 1300 as the world’s tallest building.
In the 1200s when King John placed his seal on the Magna Carta, a copy was brought back to the Bishop of Lincoln and remains in the cathedral today as one of the only 4 surviving copies of the document.
Thriving in the industrial revolution, the town excelled in engineering, nicknamed ‘Tank Town’ after the first ever tanks were designed and constructed there during World War I and ‘Bomber County’ thanks to the large number of RAF bases that dotted the flat countryside.
It’s prowess for engineering has continued thanks to The University of Lincoln, which was named Modern University of the Year in ‘The Times’ and ‘Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021’. The university has also branched into health care education including a medical school which launched last year in collaboration with the University of Nottingham. With a new medical school building opening in 2021, training over 400 undergraduate medical students a year to look after the health and wellbeing of the local Yellowbellies.
Providing Lincoln Hospitals with modern Clinical Waste Management
In Sharpsmart’s 20+ year history, we have been recognized as groundbreakers in introducing new benchmarks of safety, sustainability and infection control in the management of healthcare waste. Partnering with some of the leading hospitals, NHS Trust and medical institutions across the United Kingdom, we are driven by the vision of making healthcare safer for people and the environment.
Whether coined ‘hospital waste’, ‘healthcare waste’ or the broad encompassing term ‘clinical waste’ – we are equipped to handle the collection, disposal and sustainable treatment of all waste streams generated out of a patient environment; this includes infectious waste, offensive waste, sharps, medications and hazardous substances. With the second largest clinical waste treatment and service infrastructure in the United Kingdom, we provide competitive routing, service reliability and unparalleled expertise in the clinically-focused management of infectious and non infectious waste streams.
As well as managing hospital waste contracts for some of Britain’s leading hospitals, Sharpsmart also provides clinical waste services for pharmacies, laboratories and primary care facilities. Our point of difference is that unlike traditional waste management companies, we start with understanding how we can reduce your waste, not increase your costs!
Sharpsmart radically transforms the traditional model of Clinical Waste management
We implement healthcare waste reduction strategies and solutions like our Vacsmart system to reduce costs and landfill impact
We provide “safest in the world” reusable containers that reduce plastic and drive sustainability goals
We provide integrated waste services for every waste stream, from infectious waste and sharps to chemical and cytotoxic waste
We hold ourselves accountable to waste reduction outcomes through Audits and KPI management
We have THE BEST people who are passionate about healthcare. Just wait until you meet them!
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We offer pharmaceutical waste disposal simplicity
Waste drugs and medicines, categorised as pharmaceutical waste, must be disposed of in the “blue waste stream”. Sharpsmart offers a range of clinically engineered pharmaceutical containers dedicated to the safe and secure collection of used, partially used or expired medicinal waste. Designed with inbuilt locking mechanisms, and wall lockable mounting brackets, our pharmaceutical disposal systems are designed to protect healthcare workers and the environment in disposal and collection while ensuring all UK legislations are not only met, but exceeded. Sharpsmart partners with hospitals, Trusts, Nursing Homes, pharmacies and chemists to develop a facility-specific pharmaceutical waste management programme that optimises costs, waste segregation efficiencies and liability risk.
Across all hospital or healthcare waste streams, we partner with our customers to drive the most efficient and cost effective results across waste collection, disposal and treatment. Beyond innovative containment systems and green-leading treatment technology, our differentiated approach includes:
Understanding what waste streams you are generating and storage capacity
Assessing the safety and waste segregation knowledge of your staff and implementing a training and education programme that optimizes sustainability, compliance and cost outcomes
Recommend the right sized containers (and bin locations) that will deliver the best segregation and waste volume reduction results
We Implement. We set KPI’s. We monitor, we audit and we hold ourselves accountable to results.
For us, every customer interaction matters. In healthcare it’s the patient experience that drives you, and for Sharpsmart, it’s the protection of clinicians and simplification of services that drives us.
Sharpsmart understands the needs of healthcare facilities in Lincoln.
Contact us and see how we can help your facility better manage your sharps, clinical and pharmaceutical waste disposal.
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