Sharps and Clinical Waste Management in Milton Keynes
Milton Keynes was the result of the ambitious house-building program ’New Towns’. It was one of 32 new communities developed across the UK following the second World War and today boasts a thriving populace and green lifestyle.
It’s not all about the roundabouts and concrete cows! For the adventurous souls, where better to go than Milton Keynes? The town is an adrenaline junkie’s dream, with extreme sports and recreation facilities abound. With most of them indoors, poor weather doesn’t have to be an obstacle. Find your inner speed demon down at the racetracks of Formula Fast Indoor Karting, or climb new heights at indoor rock climbing centre Big Rock Hub. Snow bunnies are catered to as well, with Snozone hosting an indoor winter wonderland for skiing and snowboarding. Of course, participating in extreme sports isn’t everyone’s cup of tea - you can always catch a game of football down at Stadium MK. If sports aren’t your thing, Milton Keynes has a booming tech industry, sitting on the cutting edge of digital research. Leading the charge with IOT (Internet of Things) tech, eco housing, electric cars and buses and Britain’s first trials of driverless vehicles.
For history buffs a visit to Bletchley Park is unmissable, this heritage estate was once the base for Colossus’ and where the Enigma code was cracked, a feat that many consider shortened WW2. As one of the fastest growing towns in the UK, it’s no wonder that quality healthcare has a strong presence in Milton Keynes.
Milton Keynes Leading Sharps and Infectious Waste Management
Sharpsmart was established to introduce the world’s first reusable safety-engineered sharps container; 30+ years later after achieving unprecedented results across the world stage in needlestick injury reductions in clinical settings, Sharpsmart continues to drive innovation in healthcare facilities throughout the UK through its clinically focused solutions.
Sharpsmart has been proud to serve Milton Keynes healthcare facilities for the last 15 years and today is a full service provider for the collection and treatment of all healthcare-generated waste including pharmaceuticals, cytotoxic waste and other specialist infectious and non-infectious waste streams.
While waste collection and waste disposal are both essential facets of healthcare waste management, it’s what goes in behind the scenes that counts… and that’s where we shine! As part of our integrated clinical waste services, Sharpsmart partners with hospitals and healthcare facilities within their four walls to manage injury risk, infection risk, waste reduction and diversion and compliant segregation; here are some of the ways we do this:
Electronic Waste Categorisation | Easy segregation at point-of-disposal
Training and Education | Providing colour-coded posters, labels and online training that supports frontline clinical staff in correct waste handling
Safety-Engineered containers | Designed for security (no medications theft), and safety with overfill protection (no sharps injuries)
Integrated Storage Solutions | Carts, Wall Mounting and container housings that optimise limited dock space
Waste Reduction Solutions | Through audits, and technology like our Vacsmart system, we not only reduce waste volumes but reduce overall costs
Audits and KPI management | We hold ourselves accountable to results
Taking the complexity out of Pharmaceutical Waste Management
One of the most common areas of confusion in healthcare waste management is pharmaceuticals management. If not handled properly, pharmaceutical waste can have a devastating impact on the environment and water contamination, and can also pose significant compliance liability for healthcare facilities. Sharpsmart’s tamper-proof, leakproof and lockable pharmaceutical containers are the most secure solution for pharmacies and primary care facilities disposing of out of date or partially used medications. Types of pharmaceutical waste we collect for Milton Keynes based healthcare facilities includes:
Out of date, contaminated or partially used non hazardous medicinal drugs
Controlled drugs destruction kits
Cytotoxic and cytostatic medicines (e.g. chemotherapy drugs)
Recalled pharmaceutical stock
What if you could categorise waste at point of disposal?
Waste Categorisation and Staff Education is paramount to achieving effective Healthcare Waste Segregation and verifying “which bin does this go in” has never been simpler than with our mobile-friendly waste verification database. Think of Verify as your facility’s personal waste management portal! With custom disposal pathways that reflect the types of waste and types of containers your facility uses, we can help ensure frontline clinical staff are able to instantly match waste with waste stream on the go.
Now for the reporting - VERIFY! This is where the real benefits begin. With a database of hundreds of items weighted against current legislation, infectious vs non infectious profiles, drug classifications, and the ability to create waste output and audit reports, we are able to not only reduce overclassified waste and its associated costs, but also bring full transparency back to healthcare facilities on their clinical waste output. Learn more here.
Sharpsmart understands the needs of healthcare facilities in Milton Keynes.
Contact us and see how we can help your facility better manage your sharps, clinical and pharmaceutical waste disposal.
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