Reference 2018-44

REF:            2018-44

Subject:        Seal clinical waste bags




I would like to make a Freedom of Information Request please. I would like to request the following:

  • I would like to know what the trust currently uses to seal clinical waste bags and the annual quantity purchased (as well as the annual cost to the Trust if possible)?
  • I would also like to know where the trust purchases these products from, i.e. is it direct from a supplier or from the NHS Supply Chain?
  • Who is responsible for purchasing this product?
  • How does the trust provide an audit trail for their clinical waste?




Each department has its own version with the name of the ward on the tape for identification. The ward is responsible for the ordering of the tape.


In the last twelve months as a trust we have ordered 358 rolls of tape directly with the supplier, Fastnet tapes.