Medical Waste: Safety, Environmental, and Waste Improvements

 

Article:   Trust Wins Three Ways, www.inside-hospitals.co.uk


 

Summary: 

What is the article?

This article features three areas that have been improved across multiple hospitals in the UK as a result of implementing the Medismart medical waste container: improved patient environment, reduction in infection risk, cost savings due to proper medical waste segregation and a decrease in medical waste volumes.

 

What did we learn?

Several hospitals across the UK achieved the following:

  • 50% less medical waste volumes
  • Safer and more sustainable environment for patients and staff
  • Reduction in infection risk

This has led to a further diversion of around 15% of the waste that found its way into sharps containers to less expensive waste streams. It has also produced a further reduction in sharps container usage."

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