Clinical rubbish ‘backlog’ graphic during North Lanarkshire health centres


Clinical waste

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The rubbish was piled on tip of containers during health centres in Coatbridge, Kilsyth and Cumbernauld

Photographs display bags of clinical rubbish piled during 3 health centres in North Lanarkshire have been posted on amicable media.

The images – from Coatbridge, Kilsyth and Cumbernauld – showed bags of rubbish on tip of vast rubbish containers.

It comes after a fall of a organisation Healthcare Environmental Services (HES), that had formerly processed clinical rubbish opposite Scotland.

NHS Lanarkshire pronounced a rubbish had given been private and acted no risk.

Following a fall of HES in December, a Scottish supervision pronounced strait skeleton would safeguard clinical rubbish continued to be likely of safely.

‘Waste corroborated up’

NHS National Services Scotland also pronounced “appropriate strait measures” were in place to routine clinical rubbish after HES mislaid a use contract.

However, one former HES worker, who asked not be named, said: “The firms who have taken over a collections are operative prosaic out, though there is weeks and weeks of rubbish corroborated up.”

The cinema of a 3 Lanarkshire sites, reportedly taken this week, seemed on a Facebook page set adult by those who pronounced they were endangered about a HES situation. The images have given been removed.

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Clinical rubbish during Kilsyth Health Centre

John Paterson, executive of skill and support services during NHS Lanarkshire, said. “The rubbish during Coatbridge, Kilsyth and Central (in Cumbernauld) Health Centres was uplifted between 9 and 11 January.

“We have an concluded halt routine in place to safeguard that clinical rubbish is uplifted as and when required, while a inhabitant agreement is resolved.

“There was a check in uplifts being requested with these 3 centres, though we have taken stairs to equivocate this in future. This was low turn clinical rubbish that was bagged in suitability with procedures and hold in closed-off areas. There was no risk to open health.”

Appropriate protecting equipment

A orator for a health house was incompetent to endorse accurately how prolonged a rubbish had been fibbing during a sites.

Shotts-based HES mislaid a agreement to yield rubbish estimate services with NHS England after reports emerged in Oct final year that tellurian physique tools and other clinical rubbish was pier adult after a association struggled to flame it.

In December, NHS Scotland announced that a organisation would not have a agreement continued north of a limit when it came adult for renovation in April.

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All 400 employees of HES, including 150 workers during a Shotts HQ, were done redundant

Since afterwards a association has served hundreds of excess notices and unsuccessful to compensate a salaries of 350 staff for December.

In Inverness, 4 porters during Raigmore Hospital were harmed carrying out work involving clinical waste.

It is accepted porters during a site have had a larger purpose in traffic with a element following a fall of HES.

A Scottish supervision orator said: “We courtesy a reserve of all NHS employees as paramount.

“The clinical rubbish strait arrangements recently introduced opposite a country, have been risk assessed and protected systems of work identified, with suitable protecting apparatus released and done accessible to all staff.”


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