Sharps and Clinical Waste Management in Plymouth
The town of Plymouth is just under four hours by train from London and if you’re the type of person who can appreciate a good G&T, it’s well worth the trip.
Gin is one of Plymouth’s top exports and the experts over at Black Friars Distillery have the process nailed down to a tee. You can head over for a tour and learn about the distillation process, as well as the rich history of the spirit in Plymouth. For a more family-friendly escapade you can’t go past Plymouth’s fantastic National Marine Aquarium. Featuring both local sea critters as well as creatures from international waters, there’s plenty to see and learn about no matter your age. You’ll find yourself bitten by the shopping bug at Drake Circus, a complex named after Plymouth’s former mayor Sir Francis Drake. The sea captain is a well-celebrated icon throughout the town and a statue of him can be found down at the local park, Plymouth Hoe. The park also plays host to the beautiful lighthouse Smeaton's Tower, a memorial to celebrated designer John Smeaton. Climb to the top for an incredible view of the stunning coastline!
Hop on a boat, more specifically a water taxi to visit Royal William Yard for a scenic trip. If you’re by the water already, you also may as well visit the Mayflower Steps Memorial and see where the legendary Mayflower first set sail from England’s shores in 1620. Brimming with adventures from seafaring to sea creatures, it’s no surprise that healthcare is an essential part of keeping up with the Plymothians daily lives.
Delivering clinically-focused sharps and cytotoxic waste services to Plymouth healthcare facilities
Clinical Waste management is one of the essential service pillars of healthcare, and Sharpsmart has been proud to call Devon its home for over 15 years, partnering with Plymouth healthcare facilities in providing local sharps and pharmaceutical waste management.
When you think of a service provider there’s always a few non-negotiables that you’re looking for – service excellence, reliability, flexibility, honest and transparent pricing, and ultimately – expertise. You want someone who knows what they’re doing so that they can mitigate your risk, particularly in an industry as highly regulated as clinical and pharmaceutical waste management. Sharpsmart’s expertise has been tried and tested across its 30+ year history and today is positioned as one of the most credible and reliable healthcare service providers in the world. With safety engineered containment systems, environmentally responsible treatment, and the most advanced robotic washing and sanitisation system in the industry, Sharpsmart has perfected its clinical waste management services to perfectly compliment the safety and sustainability goals of British healthcare facilities.
Plymouth clinical waste management… we know a thing or two…
We know bin colours, waste stream types and changing regulations can make clinical waste management a confusing area to navigate. Whether it’s distinguishing if a medication should be disposed of as a pharmaceutical waste or treated as a controlled substance, or defining infectious vs non-infectious clinical waste, a lot of pressure is put on clinicians to “put it in the right bin” to be compliant. As an expert in this space, our goal is to make it simple to understand and even more simple to execute safely and compliantly. Let’s start with the basic waste streams we manage:
Sharps, offensive waste and clinical waste
Pharmaceutical waste and medications disposal
Cytotoxic waste for cancer centres
Amalgam, mercury and spill kits for dentists
GMO, anatomical and chemical waste for laboratories
Total waste management for hospitals (yes… we manage it all!)
We ensure frontline clinical staff are trained and educated properly in healthcare waste handling and disposal
It may sound like a no-brainer, but education is paramount to not only handling high risk waste streams compliantly, but also in driving better segregation, reducing clinical waste volumes and lowering costs. At Sharpsmart, we work with healthcare facilities (big and small) across the UK to develop custom training material that drives facility-level clinical and sustainability results and focuses clinical staff back on patient care. Our blended learning approach is designed to:
Provide education for clinicians, portering and administrative staff
Suit all learning styles
Be customised to the waste types handled at the facility
Provide seamless messaging across posters, training and labels
Enable waste categorisation at the point of waste generation
Don’t just hear it from us, here’s what our customers say…
“The Sharpsmart education programme at Chesterfield Royal Hospital has been well-received, utilized by point-of-care staff, and validated in the Learner Management System. The system has delivered 100% pass rates for the 1,467 healthcare workers who have logged into the system”
Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Take your clinical waste management to the next level
With proven results serving hospitals and primary care facilities in Plymouth over the last 15+ years, we know we can transform your healthcare waste management.
At Sharpsmart, we are passionate about bringing healthcare waste management into the modern era with safety-engineered containment systems, world-leading robotic washing systems, and solutions that look like they should belong in a clinical environment, goodbye dirty dusty bins!!! Whether you are looking for clinical waste management solutions for a hospital, a dental clinic, a nursing home or needle exchange centre, here’s our commitment to you:
You will get to meet our incredible team (they are amazing!)
You will deliver waste container sizes, pickup frequencies and pricing that is aligned with your facility’s needs
We will together make a massive impact on the environment with our reusable systems and sustainable treatment
We will hold ourselves accountable to results, no empty promises.
Sharpsmart understands the needs of healthcare facilities in Plymouth.
Contact us and see how we can help your facility better manage your sharps, clinical and pharmaceutical waste disposal.
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