Sharps and Clinical Waste Management in Norwich
Norwich brims with landmarks and attractions for sightseers, combining the best of modern culture and historic significance. Not only is it England’s only city set in a national park (the Norfolk Broads), but the town also counts itself as being the most complete medieval city in the entire United Kingdom - now that’s sure to draw in the history buffs!
Due to being somewhat secluded geographically in East Anglia, Norwich was largely avoided in the sweep of the Industrial Revolution and has hung onto its Tudor architecture to an impressive extent.
Today, Norwich is a top shopping destination. Whether you find yourself wandering its winding laneways and streets or its High Street boutiques, the town caters to all tastes. When it’s time to soak up some new knowledge, the Norwich Castle Museum is a must, housing artefacts from bygone eras in a castle built at the turn of the 12th century.
The Norwich Cathedral is another magnificent structure and was the largest in East Anglia when it was built in 1145. Elm Hill is Norwich’s most recognisable street, its winding cobblestones date back to 1507. Dotted with Tudor merchant’s houses, it snakes down from St Pete Hungate Church to Wensum Street.
Like an untouched slice of medieval life, Norwich holds much to explore and equally as much to learn - but while a lot of the buildings might be stuck in the Middle Ages, Norwich's healthcare certainly isn't!
The local waste management partner to Norwich Healthcare Facilities
Sharpsmart was founded on the vision of “Making Healthcare Safer” – not just for large hospitals but everything from GPs, to veterinary clinics, and in-between. Our founder noticed that needlestick injuries were on the rise in the 1980s and had the vision for safer medical waste disposal methods that actively protected both clinicians and patients. With years of R&D and asking clinicians like you exactly what features would make the most impact, the Sharpsmart container was created.
Sharpsmart, premier engineered safety device and also our namesake, would quickly become known as the safest sharps container in the world. We went on to grow our solutions to fit the needs of multiple waste streams and multiple facility types. As healthcare waste generators, the risk of sharps injuries applied to all clinicians – so we created solutions that could help everyone, not just acute hospitals.
Easiest way to reduce total costs? Educate on Waste Segregation
We have worked with thousands of healthcare facilities standardized a process that easily encourages correct waste segregation and achieves:
Minimisation of touches during waste handling - reducing exposure risk and increasing safety
Educational opportunties that drive adherence to waste-stream regulations
Cost reductions, reducing over-categorised waste
Environmental impact reduction, reducing plastic and limiting waste going to landfill
Optimised pickup schedules, be serviced on a frequency that meets your unique needs
Like all the great challenges in life - there is no overnight fix. But with Sharpsmart's systems you can begin to foster an environment where waste segregation behaviors are improved. Our team will work with you and your staff to design bespoke educational pieces to further learning. Becoming an expert on waste segregation takes time - but we'll be right there coaching you on. Also, it's great for the environment! Similar to the same reason we recycle, properly segregating healthcare waste ensures each category is treated safely and in a way that minimises harm to the planet.
Bag to Bedside system - simplifying clinical waste dispsoal for Norwich
One of the easiest ways to minimise the risk of infection associated with waste handling is to reduce the overall touch points required for safe disposal. The frequent removal of infectious, offensive, and other categories of healthcare waste is key to the safety of both patients and staff in a clinical environment. Our Bag To Bedside program drives correct waste segregation while ensuring compliance.
Bag to Bedside achieves safety in three main steps:
Providing point-of-use disposal
Encouraging correct waste segregation with our vibrant container colours
Mobilising waste disposal
To learn more about how this solution from Sharpsmart can impact your facility in Norwich, click here.
Sharpsmart understands the needs of healthcare facilities in Norwich.
Contact us and see how we can help your facility better manage your sharps, clinical and pharmaceutical waste disposal.
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