Sharps and Clinical Waste Management in Slough
Nestled between Charing Cross, Windsor, Maidenhead, High Wycombe, Reading and London, Slough is a diverse and bustling town many would know thanks to the Ricky Gervais comedy ‘The Office’.
Despite the sitcom’s dreary industrial references, in February 2020 it beat cities such as Cambridge and Gloucester to claim the title of ‘Best UK City or Town to Work In’ for the 3rd consecutive year in a row. This is thanks to its reasonable cost of living and having the highest concentration of corporate headquarters outside of London, with some of the country’s biggest companies setting up base there including AkzoNobel, Telefonica, Burger King, DHL, Lego and Reckitt Benckiser. With the town perched on the outskirts of Greater London, there is also much to discover, with numerous listed buildings, churches, Almshouses, not to mention a trip to the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world that has been home to 39 monarchs, founded in the 11th century by William the Conqueror.
For those that fancy getting an intimate glimpse into royal life, a trip to Windsor Castle should not be missed! Discover the State Apartments containing some of the most important works of art in the Royal Collection, wander through the Lantern Lobby, the King’s Bed Chamber, the Garter Throne Room and marvel at the opulence of the State Dining Room. Pay a visit to the Queen’s Gallery or attend a service at St George’s Chapel where Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were wed. You may even catch a glimpse of her Royal Majesty as Queen Elizabeth still frequents the castle on weekends.
From royalty to regular folk, Paludians are proud to call this town home, with an attitude towards healthcare fit for a king or queen.
Infectious and Offensive Waste Solutions for Slough Healthcare
Sharpsmart, one of the most established biohazardous waste service companies in the United Kingdom, supports UK healthcare with a modern approach to clinical waste management and sharps bin disposal. Focused on protecting people and the environment, Sharpsmart’s total waste services for NHS hospitals and primary care facilities are underpinned by an infection control approach that puts clinical staff safety, hygiene and cross-contamination risk at the forefront of its purpose.
COVID-19 brought a different level of focus to infection control practices both inside and outside of the healthcare sector. The heightened awareness around cross-contamination was countered with vigilance in donning PPE, applying hand gel and being more aware of surface touch and infection transfer… but even before this new reality came about, Sharpsmart had waste solutions that combatted the issue of surface transmission in waste handling – hands-free, no-touch reusable sharps and clinical waste containers that are supported by a wash sanitisation efficacy that achieves the highest levels of decontamination in the industry.
Eliminating cross-contamination in clinical waste disposal
Sharpsmart’s “four walls” approach for hospitals and healthcare facilities is focused on eliminating waste from the patient environment, and providing solutions that eliminate touch or contact with the waste in the bin-handling process and dramatically reduce clinical waste volumes. This includes:
Hands-free reusable sharps containers mounted at point-of-use
Bag-to-bedside segregation system that takes waste out of the patient environment
Vacuum sealing technology for clinical waste consolidation
Leakproof, impenetrable containers with inbuilt safety locking mechanisms
Mobility enabled waste containers that can be wheeled into patient rooms
State of the art environmentally-engineered technology for treating sharps waste
Britain's Safest Clinically-Engineered Sharps Container
Sharpsmart boasts the only sharps container in the United Kingdom that meets the ISO 23907-2 standard. Eliminating roughly 33% of plastic from the sharps waste stream by replacing disposable single-use sharps containers, the Sharpsmart stands on its own as the safest and most sustainable sharps containment system in UK healthcare today. Some of its unique features include:
Leakproof seals that eliminate risk of spillage or contamination
Impenetrable – drop-tested in a frozen state to 6 feet in all orientations with zero impact to container integrity
Double-locking mechanisms for safe transfer and secure permanent closure
Inbuilt safety tray which enables hands-free disposal and eliminates hand-access
Contents-activated safety-fill mechanism prevents overfilling risks
Our Sharpsmart container has reduced more container-associated needlestick injuries globally than any other sharps container in the world. With 5 years of R&D and millions of pounds invested into its design, it is a truly legendary product in the healthcare sector and one that we’re immensely proud of. Learn more about our needlestick injury reduction results here.
Sharpsmart understands the needs of healthcare facilities in Slough.
Contact us and see how we can help your facility better manage your sharps, clinical and pharmaceutical waste disposal.
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