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Theatre recycling and waste management

by Ankit Desai | 5 months ago | in Planned and Elective Care

The reset of elective theatres allows changes to be made prior to returning to “normal” practice. We are using this time as part of a local QI Project at SWLEOC elective theatres to change how waste is managed. We are aiming to recycling all recyclables used during elective surgery as well as ensuring appropriate waste pathways are provided and correctly used within the complex. This should decrease the carbon cost of elective surgery as well as having a cost saving aspect to the costs of waste management. As elective theatre turnover will be slower as we restart post covid, it will give staff enough time to segregate waste appropriately, hoping that this practice will be engraved into normal daily practice as capacity in theatres increases over the coming months/years

What is needed to sustain the change?

Staff and management buy-in to achieving a green theatre complex aiming to decrease the carbon footprint of elective surgical care.

What is your region?

London

Ankit Desai

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