All NHS customers a priority says Grundon

Grundon Waste Management has pledged to continue to do everything it can to help all its NHS customers manage clinical waste throughout the Covid-19 crisis.

Earlier this month, the company was asked to provide clinical waste collection and disposal services for the newly-built NHS Nightingale Hospital at London’s ExCel conference centre.

Clinical waste is taken to Grundon’s clinical waste treatment facilities near Maidenhead, in Berkshire, where it is sent for Alternative Treatment.
Clinical waste is taken to Grundon’s clinical waste treatment facilities near Maidenhead, in Berkshire, where it is sent for Alternative Treatment.

Neil Grundon, deputy chairman, said: “Having worked with NHS Trusts for many years we know very well the pressures they are up against. As the pandemic continues, we want to reassure them that we are doing everything we can to provide the support and waste management services they all need.

“Our own specialist clinical waste disposal facilities are fully operational and we have also put contingency plans in place so that if our clinical waste team requires additional driver support, we can transfer ADR-trained drivers from our other locations to help increase the number of collections for Trusts.”

Grundon began the first of its clinical waste collections from the NHS Nightingale Hospital over the Easter weekend, and since then has continued to provide a flexible service to meet changing demands.

Neil added: “We are very proud to have been asked to play our own small, but essential, part in helping the Government to manage the Covid-19 crisis, but it’s also important to remember that we are providing these services day in, day out, to all our NHS customers and they remain an absolute priority.”

Clinical waste is taken to Grundon’s clinical waste treatment facilities near Maidenhead, in Berkshire, where it is sent for Alternative Treatment. Using a Hydroclave, this effectively sterilises the waste and provides the best available treatment and disposal method.

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