Staff in drug-ridden jails have won £734,000 in payouts in the last 3 years due to Needle Stick Injuries.

21st February 2020 Uncategorised by Laura No comments

Staff who have become infected by dirty needles in drug-ridden jails have won £734,000 in payouts over the last 3 years. Blenkharn Environmental have revealed that the settlements, including legal costs, were made to as few as nine people. The money was paid for Needle Stick Injuries (NSIs) and blood-borne illnesses passed on by them, […]

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Do you know the many associated costs Needle Stick Injuries?

3rd September 2019 Uncategorised by Laura No comments

There are a number of direct and indirect costs associated with Needle Stick Injuries (NSI). According to James M. Anderson, Professor of Pathology, Macromolecular Science and Biomedical Engineering, these costs can include: prophylaxis (treatment given or action taken to prevent disease) wages and time lost by workers costs associated with drug toxicity organisational liability mortality […]

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The NeedleSmart Range and the benefits they can bring Healthcare Organisations.

23rd August 2019 Uncategorised by Laura No comments

NeedleSmart is market leading, patented needle destruction technology engineered in the UK. Working with Healthcare markets, NeedleSmart are launching a range of innovative products offering genuine operation and costs benefits. The NeedleSmart devices take hypodermic needles at the point of use, heats them to over 1,300 degrees Celsius and compresses them into a ball. It […]

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Between 2012 and 2017, 1,213 successful Needlestick Injury Claims in the UK cost the NHS over £4m.*

3rd May 2019 Uncategorised by Laura No comments

 An NHS Resolution article claims that 1,833 incident claims for Needlestick Injuries (NSIs) were received between 2012 and 2017 (fiscal years). Of these claims, 1,213 were successful and cost the NHS £4,077,441. 326 claims still remain open, meaning this figure could actually be even higher. NHS Resolution believe that this harm and cost is largely […]

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