Sharps and Clinical Waste Management in Portsmouth
For a maritime moment, waterfront city Portsmouth has you covered. Known for its nautical heritage, Portsmouth on England’s south coast is home to the Royal Navy and famous ships like the Mary Rose and the HMS Victory. As the only island city in the United Kingdom, the town is a commonly frequented destination for weekenders seeking a break from their day-to-day.
The water isn’t the only thing that attracts holidaymakers though, with an abundance of festivals and sporting events decorating the town’s calendar. There's the Great South Run, a 10-mile-long running event for those working their way up to marathons. The Victorious Festival is one for both families and music fans, showcasing an array of impressive acts each year, but those with more niche interests have no need to worry - there's also the Portsmouth Bookfest, or even the annual Kite Festival.
If you've had your fill of nautical adventures, hop on over to Staunton Park, with their stunning Victorian Glasshouse being the largest glasshouse on the South Coast. If you time your visit correctly you might get to see the famed giant Amazon water lily - how's that for an Instagram moment?
You can continue your aesthetic adventure by visiting all the follies and structures the park has on display - there's Shell House, a small structure covered in shells from Hayling Island and the Gothic Library, made from the remains of the house belonging to Staunton Park's original land owner.
With so much variety to offer, healthcare is a major underpinning of the Portsmouth lifestyle.
Clinically waste managed with an infection-prevention approach
The long-held association of medical waste with “back dock”, “garbage bin” or “orange bag waste” has never been more contested than in recent times with the clinical consciousness brought about by SARS, COVID-19 and Ebola. Whether air-borne or surface-touch transmitted, diseases and viruses do not need any further help in making their mark on this world. So what’s this got to do with healthcare waste management? Read on….
Sharpsmart was established on the belief that healthcare waste management deserves a clinical rather than a garbage-truck approach. Every step of clinical and pharmaceutical waste, from generation and handling through to waste movement, transport and disposal, exposes upstream and downstream staff to risk. We exist to ensure that every interaction across the waste continuum is handled in the most safe, hygienic and environmentally responsible manner. How do we do this?
We’re glad you asked!
We achieve clinical results in waste management by…
Offering the safest, clinically engineered, sharps and clinical waste containers in the healthcare industry
Reusability! Reusable containers designed with non-porous surfaces achieve ultimate hygiene and decontamination AND save the planet!
A team that knows their stuff! Waste segregation, safety and compliance, clinical standards – we come in as the experts
Colour differentiated containment for every waste stream – helping you segregate better, lower your costs, and protect your staff
Local service and treatment ensures compliance, reduces carbon emissions and provides cradle to grave peace of mind
Sharpsmart does it all! We provide containers, we educate, we treat the waste, and we provide you with total customer service support.
Dentists, Long Term Care, Dialysis, Hospitals or Laboratories – our partnership has no limits
Sharpsmart entered the market with a singular vision – safety for healthcare workers. Driven by this fundamental goal, we used innovation to address the issues that were impeding modern progress in clinical waste management – poor quality containers that were never cleaned, lack of education for clinical staff, needlestick injury exposure and waste handling practices that put healthcare staff at risk. While all of these issues are consistent across all healthcare facilities – our approach is not. We understand that every facility has unique service requirements, education needs, logistical limitations and internal culture drivers – a true partnership must connect all of these. To begin a new conversation about clinical waste management in your facility, here’s where we would start:
Establish your goals
Injury reduction? Better waste segregation? Reduced cross-contamination risk? Reduced environmental footprint? Or simply to lessen overall spend across all clinical waste streams. Knowing what’s important to you helps us direct our focus.
Audit your current waste programme
What works? And what needs a little bit of help? We don’t just look at a waste report or invoice and say “we can save you money” – we look at waste movement throughout your facility, what factors are posing a risk to staff safety or labor efficiency. We audit containers to understand common themes of mis-disposed items and where we could focus training. We evaluate your waste volumes against our current customers and industry benchmarks. Our 360degree review helps show us the most important areas to start.
Present the “Sharpsmart Approach”
This is not a clever repackaging of our website marketing spin – this is the learnings of your facility’s practices aligned with our industry expertise / what did we learn from our audit, how would we enhance your current waste programme to achieve your goals, and mutually what KPI’s would we set to measure success.
Transform your world!
We have a team of experienced customer service, installation and account management teams who are ready to radically transform your clinical waste management programme. We know change is tough, and therefore we put as much time and effort into planning and communicating as we do into your daily, weekly or monthly waste service schedule!
For Portsmouth Healthcare facilities, we start with your needs.
Some of Sharpsmart’s unique industry-leading solutions that we might propose as part of our customised waste management programme include:
Waste disposal, collection and treatment expertise for all clinical waste streams (not unique in itself… but we put a pretty unique spin on it!)
Sharpsmart containers – protecting healthcare staff for 20 years, still the safest sharps and clinical waste containers in the world
Pharmaceutical solutions – lockable tamper-proof containers that eliminate medication disposal theft or misuse
Auditsmart – our comprehensive auditing program to set KPIs and benchmark results
Verify Waste Categorisation – point of use technology to help you put the right waste in the right bin
Bag to Bedside – Effective segregation for hospitals managing multiple waste streams
Vacsmart waste shrinkage technology – it’s ‘honey I shrunk the kids’ on steroids!
A change-approach to healthcare waste management is needed. Let’s start a conversation today
Sharpsmart understands the needs of healthcare facilities in Portsmouth.
Contact us and see how we can help your facility better manage your sharps, clinical and pharmaceutical waste disposal.
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