Sharps and Clinical Waste Management in Southampton
As one of Europe’s busiest cruise ports, many pass-through Southampton on their travels - but this seaside town on the south coast of the UK is so much more than just a checkpoint.
Famously known as the launching point for both the Mayflower and the Titanic, the town has a rich nautical history and is unsurprisingly a cruise hub. What many may not know is that the town also has a rich aviation heritage, being home to the Spitfire fighter aircraft used during World War II and even having the one of the first recorded uses of the term ‘airport’. Looking for something to do? Head to Westquay in the heart of the city! A spot of shopping, a game at the Hollywood Bowl, catch the latest blockbuster, take a stroll down the Esplanade, get lost in the maze, hit the ice on the rink or just relax in one of their many cafes and bars, with food from around the world as you enjoy the sparkling Festival of Light.
For a night out own the town, head to Southampton’s Cultural Quarter to check out their vibrant music scene. With so many local bands as well as festivals attracting top-tier acts, there’s always a gig to see. Party on at Bedford Place, a popular student hangout, with the town’s best selection of pubs and nightclubs. If you’re feeling like a change of scenery, why not make the most of the maritime town and hop on a ferry? Take a trip to the Isle of Wight - only 30 minutes away and well known for its beautiful beaches and seafront promenades, the Isle makes for a great getaway when you need a break from city life.
Pragmatism and a great quality of life combine in the Southampton personality, making healthcare a major priority for residents.
Sharpsmart drives best-practice in healthcare waste segregation and disposal
Correct segregation of healthcare waste streams has a profound affect not only on compliance, but across safety and environmental outcomes. As industry-shapers in healthcare waste management, Sharpsmart takes a leading role in partnering with our customers to drive correct waste segregation behaviours in their facilities. Through education, clearly differentiated containers, colour coding, training, medical waste audits and on-site partnership to establish the best locations and mounting heights for containers – we drive our customers’ success in lowering costs, reducing offensive and clinical waste volumes, putting the safety of staff and patients first, and driving clinical outcomes.
Services Sharpsmart delivers to Southampton Hospitals and Primary Care Facilities:
Healthcare waste segregation training and waste audits to reduce clinical waste volumes and costs
Cradle to grave waste management for sharps, clinical, offensive and cytotoxic waste
Pharmaceuticals and Controlled substances waste disposal and training
Reusable sharps containers with inbuilt safety features, designed in partnership with clinicians
Waste tracking technology with comprehensive reporting capabilities
KPI Management and quarterly reporting. We hold ourselves accountable to results!
Sharpsmart reusable sharps containers are emptied and sanitised at our clean processing facilities using our independently tested “Washsmart” system. A fully automated, robotic system used for decanting, washing, sanitising and drying our containers.
All of our Sharpsmart containers are washed through a rigorous 8-step process, entering a washing chamber combining environmentally friendly cleaning liquids, powerful jet-blasting hoses and steam technology to achieve the highest levels of bacterial load reduction and microbiological efficacy.
Decontamination: Blood and human-source soiling are completely removed and the inside of the collector is now safe for handling
Sanitisation: Daniels Washsmart system has been extensively researched, tested and independently verified - achieving a level of sanitisation 4 times higher than required by the US’s CDC
Quality Control Parameters: The time, temperature and water volumes necessary to achieve this level of cleaning are closely monitored. If any parameter falls outside our set criteria, the Washsmart machine immediately shuts down so it can be repaired
Tested: The Washsmart process passes the stringent Ninhydrin test – a forensic-level test to detect traces of blood or proteins and before delivery to you, our collector is physically inspected; the safety tray mechanism tested and inbuilt security locks checked
Sharpsmart is setting a new benchmark in safe clinical waste management. Our solutions mitigate unnecessary risk for healthcare practitioners and the public.
Let us work with your facility to manage the containment, disposal, transport and destruction of cytotoxic, anatomical, pharmaceutical and infectious waste. We provide our clients with cutting edge solutions for every type of sharps and clinical waste, ensuring full cradle to grave security and transparency, and our suite of clinical waste and sharps containers lead the industry in safe, tamperproof, clinically designed containment.
Sharpsmart understands the needs of healthcare facilities in Southampton.
Contact us and see how we can help your facility better manage your sharps, clinical and pharmaceutical waste disposal.
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