Sharps and Clinical Waste Management in Nottingham
Although walking the same streets as the famously infamous Robin Hood excites the history buffs, Nottingham is filled with so much more charm and beauty than meets the eye. Not to mention it’s also home to the Notts County Football Club - one of the oldest existing league football clubs in the world.
If you’ve ever stood within 7 miles of Old Market Square, you’re sure to have heard ‘Little John’, the deepest-toned 10.5 tonne bell in Britain. The bell is so loud that the Nottingham City Council has even agreed to use the bell to replace Big Ben, should it ever fall silient. A short drive away from Little John is Wollaton Hall, another popular tourist destination, most famous for featuring as the Elizabethian style Wayne Manor in the film The Dark Knight Rises.
It’s safe to say that the spirit of Nottingham can be found in its history and architecture, as well as its inventions! In 1866, high school student John Peake Knight used a gas powered lantern and a red and green light to control traffic, which eventually evolved into the modern traffic light.
However, the globally significant inventions didn’t stop there. In the 1970’s, physicist Sir Peter Mansfield’s work lead to the invention of the moden day MRI scanner, for which he was awarded the 2003 Nobel Prize for Medicine. This typifies how important healthcare innovation is to the people of Nottingham.
Clinical waste disposal and management can be confusing – but it doesn’t have to be
Sharpsmart is proud to have been a local partner to Nottingham facilities for years and to have earned a reputation as a trusted advisor on proper healthcare waste management. When it comes to clinical waste, we equip our partners with all the training and solutions they need to remain compliant, safe, and efficient. We understand healthcare waste segregation can feel a bit overwhelming – which is why we’ve spent years crafting educational training materials and safety-engineered containers to make it easier for you!
Clinical and pharmaceutical waste collection, segregation, and disposal made simple
No clinician likes to be in the middle of a busy day treating patients and have to ask themselves during waste disposal, “Which bin does this go in?” That simple question can often be solved with the magic of colour. Sharpsmart has vibrantly coloured clinical and pharmaceutical waste bins to help you and your team quickly, and compliantly, segregate waste. Our colour-coded container system, placement efficiency, and educational training have allowed some facilities to:
Implement a total waste management system that increased overall safety and efficiency. This facility increased their efficiency by 20% within the first year of use!
Achieve a 51% waste reduction in container exchange labour by using containers that met the location's waste generation volume needs
Reduce overall labour required of EVS by improving their systems and disposal methods
And that’s just to name a few things! You can view several case studies that illustrate how thorough we are when it comes to process, compliance, and total waste management for all healthcare waste generators. Sharpsmart is here to help you learn, grow, and gain back more time to spend on patient care.
Why reusable containers are an important part of the healthcare waste eco-system
One of the key pillars of Sharpsmart’s mission is to provide educational resources to our partners in healthcare. Education is everything – without it we can never expect to achieve proper waste segregation, waste minimisation, safety optimisation or the best infection control standards. Sharpsmart works within the four walls of healthcare facilities to achieve this level of higher learning – we work face-to-face with your staff to build their confidence and comprehension of healthcare waste management. Waste minimization can be achieved when clinicians are well-trained and have the right systems in place. Sharpsmart provides a few things to encourage this to happen like:
Waste segregation posters
Verify – our online program that delivers mobile profiling of waste and correct disposal methodologies
Harping on about proper waste segregation and minimisation may begin to sound redundant at this point but if something is really important, like this is, we’re going to reiterate it several times. For more than 15 years, Sharpsmart has seen the magic that proper waste management has for all types facilities.
At Sharpsmart, we’re not only equipped to guide you in total healthcare waste management – we’re passionate to do it! Clinical and pharmaceutical waste isn’t going to go anywhere. And the sooner we can all create a culture of compliance and education – the sooner clinicians, patients, and staff are going to be protected from infection risk. Don’t even get us started on the environmental importance of proper waste management! Go green or go home, we say. When you partner with Sharpsmart, you’re partnering with over 15 years of expertise. Our passionate team is committed to:
Listening to you. Really listening! We want to know all the challenges, successes, and concerns you have about clinical waste management so we can provide you with the best-fitting solutions and education
Finding you a unique solution for your unique needs – not all healthcare waste generators are the same
Providing you with a honest assessment of what healthcare waste management systems will improve the education, compliance, safety, and efficiencies at your facility. We’re also pretty good at lowering your overall cost of ownership too..
Sharpsmart understands the needs of healthcare facilities in Nottingham.
Contact us and see how we can help your facility better manage your sharps, clinical and pharmaceutical waste disposal.
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