Did you know that the costs of needle disposal to healthcare providers could be reduced up to 40%?
The NeedleDock system allows full use of container space for used needles only, resulting in significant cost savings over conventional sharps bins.
Sharp bins are typically very inefficient, containing only a small proportion of clinical sharps items. The rest is often syringes, packaging, tubes and cotton wool which can be disposed of more cost effectively in lower cost waste streams, such as bagged or bio-box clinical waste, costing up to 70% less to dispose of than sharps bin waste.
The NeedleDock ND5 is 100% efficient by only accepting slip Luer needles; this helps to reduce the number of sharps bins required by segregating the waste at point of use. This optimises the capacity of the sharps container meaning up 40% fewer units are required, enabling a further cost saving.
In addition to the direct cost savings for organisations, further money can be saved from potential indirect costs, including people hours lost due to staff sickness resulting from time off with injuries and contamination, and litigation costs arising from needlestick injury claims.
Commercial impact is a significant consideration as litigation payouts are increasing year on year. NHS Resolution addressed 1,833 legal claims between 2012 and 2017; settling 1200 of these claims cost the NHS more than £4,000,000 in compensation.
Not only are litigation cases expensive as result of staff time spent dealing with cases and increased insurance premiums, they are also extremely stressful for those concerned and potentially damaging for public relations.