Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/574987
Title:
Waste management in hospitals, March 2005.
Authors:
Department of Health (DoH)
Citation:
Department of Health. 1995. Waste management in hospitals, March 2005. Dublin: Department of Health and Children.
Publisher:
Govenment of Ireland.
Issue Date:
Mar-2005
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/574987
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
Potentially hazardous waste materials arising from healthcare related activities usually referred to as healthcare risk waste requires special management and the use of costly handling and disposal arrangements to avoid causing infection or injury to those who come in contact with it, and to minimise negative impacts on the environment. Because of the scale and nature of the services they provide, hospitals also produce large volumes of non risk waste. Historically, small incinerators located on hospital grounds were used to dispose of both risk and non-risk waste. In that context, waste was generally not seen as a significant cost issue or an activity that needed to be monitored closely. Because the hospital incinerators failed to meet increasing environmental standards, they were closed in the late 1980s and early 1990s, and attention was given to finding alternative cost-effective ways to treat and dispose of risk waste, Since then, increasing costs and tighter regulations governing waste disposal provide a growing incentive for hospitals to improve the management of all forms of waste.
Keywords:
HEALTH SERVICES AND THEIR MANAGEMENT; WASTE DISPOSAL; WASTE MANAGEMENT; HEALTH CARE

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorDepartment of Health (DoH)en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-18T11:03:59Zen
dc.date.available2015-08-18T11:03:59Zen
dc.date.issued2005-03-
dc.identifier.citationDepartment of Health. 1995. Waste management in hospitals, March 2005. Dublin: Department of Health and Children.en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/574987en
dc.descriptionPotentially hazardous waste materials arising from healthcare related activities usually referred to as healthcare risk waste requires special management and the use of costly handling and disposal arrangements to avoid causing infection or injury to those who come in contact with it, and to minimise negative impacts on the environment. Because of the scale and nature of the services they provide, hospitals also produce large volumes of non risk waste. Historically, small incinerators located on hospital grounds were used to dispose of both risk and non-risk waste. In that context, waste was generally not seen as a significant cost issue or an activity that needed to be monitored closely. Because the hospital incinerators failed to meet increasing environmental standards, they were closed in the late 1980s and early 1990s, and attention was given to finding alternative cost-effective ways to treat and dispose of risk waste, Since then, increasing costs and tighter regulations governing waste disposal provide a growing incentive for hospitals to improve the management of all forms of waste.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherGovenment of Ireland.en_GB
dc.subjectHEALTH SERVICES AND THEIR MANAGEMENTen_GB
dc.subjectWASTE DISPOSALen_GB
dc.subjectWASTE MANAGEMENTen_GB
dc.subjectHEALTH CAREen_GB
dc.titleWaste management in hospitals, March 2005.en_GB
dc.typeReporten
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