Reference 2018-217

REF:         2018-217  

Subject:     Cleaning and recycling hospital equipment used by patients  

    

 

Request:

1.a) I wish to know what the trust’s policy is on cleaning and recycling hospital equipment used by patients, such as wheelchairs and walking sticks?

1.b) What items, under this policy, which could be cleaned and reused, do you bin after one use?

For the below questions – if there is a way for you to divide the information by equipment type, and quantity, please do.

 

2.a) What would be the estimated cost of cleaning these items over the financial year?

2.b) For the last three financial years (2015-16, 16-17, 17-18) divided by year, what has been the cost of binning these items?

2.c) For the last three financial years (2015-16, 16-17, 17-18) divided by year, much has it cost to replace these items?

2.d) For the last three financial years (2015-16, 16-17, 17-18) divided by year, how many items that could be reused have patients not returned?

 

3.a) How much did the trust spend on rubbish collection for hospital waste?

 

 

Response:

Please find information attached.

2018-217 – FOI request – Cleaning and recycling hospital equipment used by patients [114 kb] PDF