Introduction

Ashford and St Peter’s NHS Foundation Trust (The Trust) recognises the environmental and health impacts that waste may present. Incorrect waste disposal could lead to pollution, which is detrimental to health and the environment. The Trust aims to ensure that the waste management processes do not pose a risk to patients, visitors, staff, refuse collectors, any other person or the environment. The Trust is committed to waste segregation, minimisation and recycling wherever practicable in line with the waste hierarchy and current waste legislation.

Ashford and St Peters NHS Foundation Trust recognises its responsibilities and obligations under Law and will ensure that all waste is managed and disposed of appropriately according to legislation and best practice.

The policy is applicable to all staff and contractors involved in the production, collection, handling, transport, storage and disposal of waste within the sites of The Trust.

To effectively manage healthcare waste, all those involved in the management of the waste stream should have access to this policy which clearly defines who is responsible for the waste and how it should be managed.

 

Policy Details

Download: PDF version
Compiled by: Stuart Meades
Ratified by: Health and Safety Committee
Date Ratified: October 2022
Date Issued: November 2023
Review Date: October 2025
Target Audience: All staff
Contact name: Rachael Westerman, Assistant Director of Facilities and Support Services

 

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