Sharps and Clinical Waste Management in Oxford
Ah, Oxford, the university city of the UK. But it’s not all books and towering cathedral spires. While the elite institution has had famed names like Oscar Wilde and Stephen Hawking traverse its hallowed halls, the city itself speaks to tradition and academia outside the campus buildings as well.
The Pitt Rivers Museum will have your eyes widen with over 300,000 anthropological and archeological artefacts, and the Ashmolean Museum reigns as Britain’s oldest public museum. A visit to Carfax Tower provides incredible views over the city, and be sure to keep your eyes out when you’re about town. You might just recognise familiar scenes from blockbuster movies like the Harry Potter series.
Strolling down the streets of Jericho in North Oxford for an afternoon tea is always a good idea, and by night, East Oxford is the place to be for a drink and the lively local music scene. You just might rub shoulders with execs from major global science, tech and automotive companies like Audi and Oxfam.
With over 9 million visitors a year, Oxford University itself simply cannot be ignored. A global hub for scholastic achievement and innovation, it's an absolute must to explore Trinity College, the Bodleian Library and the Sheldonian Theatre for both public and university-hosted performances.
Residents know Oxford has come a long way from it’s 9th century beginnings, and while relics of the past can be spied in the proud architecture with it's Gothic-style period designs, innovation and future-thinking is ultimately what lies at the heart of the city. As such, it's no wonder that healthcare is held to such a high standard in the noble town. At Sharpsmart, we’ve established ourselves as a dynamic healthcare waste management solution provider, to the healthcare professionals of Oxford. Our clients in Oxford trust us to ensure they comply with the state’s waste management laws.
We provide safe cradle to grave sharps, clinical and pharmaceutical waste management.
Unlike other waste management service providers, we protect the process from cradle (generation) to grave (disposal) and assume full responsibility for the security of your waste. As the waste generator is responsible for the waste they produce UNTIL such time as it is disposed of, having a clinical waste partner that holds high risk insurance and assumes full responsibility of the clinical waste pickup, transport, treatment and disposal is critical. To ensure your risk is minimised, it is our drivers, our trucks and our processing facility that manages your waste. This combined with our years of experience and innovative approach, means that your waste is safe with us. We are different, because we:
Leverage safety and environmental innovation, in everything that we do
Partner with you to reduce offensive and clinical waste and the associated costs
Only issue transparent contracts, with scheduling to suit your needs
Provide clinically designed sharps, clinical, cytotoxic and pharmaceutical containers proven to dramatically reduce hygiene, infection, security and safety risks.
Have delivered 30+ years of safer sharps disposal through the invention of the Sharpsmart sharps container - up to 87% reduction in needlestick injuries.
Deliver innovative education solutions to equip clinical staff 'on the go' to segregate correctly
Manage your waste locally from our Reading-based facility, owning the cradle to grave waste process
Mitigate risk at every opportunity, to ensure our clients remain compliant under complex regulations
Why reusable containers are an important part of the healthcare waste eco-system
At Sharpsmart we have done a lot of scientific studies and before-and-after case studies showing the impact our containers and waste service solutions have on waste reduction, total cost of ownership, and environmental impact. One of the studies we’re most proud of showed an 86% carbon emissions reduction with the introduction of our Sharpsmart reusable sharps container system at a 400 bed acute trust. (Read the full study here) Tracking conversion from disposable sharps containers to our reusable sharps container system we documented the following results:
Reduction of 157 tonnes of CO2 emissions per year
465,000 disposable sharps containers eliminated (purchase, treatment and landfill) over 10 years
Reduction in sharps injuries and costs
Considerable time savings for clinical staff
We take full responsibility for the safe and compliant disposal of your sharps, clinical, and pharmaceutical waste.
As your clinical waste disposal provider, all of our services are managed internally--meaning we handle every aspect of your clinical waste’s journey. Our own trucks attend to your scheduled pickups and deliver cradle to grave treatment accountability. You also have peace of mind knowing that we have all the adequate insurances in place and implement impeccable record keeping of your waste to destruction.
Sharpsmart understands the needs of healthcare facilities in Oxford.
Contact us and see how we can help your facility better manage your sharps, clinical and pharmaceutical waste disposal.
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