clinical waste discussion forum

This issues surrounding the breaches at  Peak Pet Cremations and the jailing four months of its owner Emma Bent have been described previously in the Clinical Waste Discussion Forum. Last […]

Northampton General Hospital claims savings of around £20,000 on clinical waste disposal through their initiatives to drive enhanced source segregation and exclude inapproriate items into clinical waste containers. “We’ve asked […]

An earlier Clinical Waste Discussion Forum newsletter had included a Word Search of Waste that proved to be very popular. So, after several requests and reminders we have created another one. […]

PPE for waste handlers

PPE for waste handlers is a somewhat thorny subject – many do not wear it, even when it is provided while others, many others, assume that a corporate sweatshirt or […]

Several national daily papers are this morning up in arms about credit card spending by government departments and public bodies. Perhaps it should be no surprise, but The Environment Agency […]

The thirteenth edition of the Sardinia Symposium will be held from 3-7 October 2011 and will include two general sessions, three specialized sessions and two workshop sessions for a total […]

Blenkharn Environmental and the Clinical Waste Discussion Forum have long recognised the importance of hand hygiene for waste handlers, and the current deficiencies in hand hygiene performance. Last updated: Thursday, […]

Syringe Pen

What is this? It looks genuine. Even the package looks convincing and seen in some general waste or on a picking line could bring things to a standstill. Last updated: […]

It is now 9 months or so since a Northern Ireland hospital worker who suffered a sharps injury while handling a bag of clinical waste and feared life-threatening infection will be […]

We have previously discussed the wide diversity of infections that can be transmitted by sharps or needlestick injury. Last updated: Sunday, October 13, 2019

An artist in Karimnagar, Andhra Pradesh, India is making a name for herself ‘painting’ with hospital waste. Using caps from various vials and bottle caps etc, to assemble collages, this […]

Managing incontinence waste is a vast problem, and predictably on for which there is generally little care. It’s a waste stream that needs to be shifted, let’s get on with […]

The New England Journal of Medicine last week carries a wonderful Perspective piece (Shrank WH. Our Bulging Medicine Cabinets – the other side of medication nonadherence. N Engl J Med […]

I have been writing in the Clinical Waste Discussion Forum for just a little over 5 years now, and I had a glance at a few old posts over the weekend. […]