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One percent

NHS meets chainsaw massacre meets private sector incompetence

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https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/oct/04/body-parts-pile-up-as-nhs-supplier-fails-to-dispose-of-human-waste

Body parts including amputated limbs and waste from cancer treatment have been retained rather than disposed of by a major NHS supplier, prompting the government’s emergency committee to take action.

The health and social care secretary, Matt Hancock, chaired a Cobra committee meeting last month amid concern that the firm’s failure to get rid of the waste could pose a health hazard.

The company involved, Healthcare Environment Services Ltd (HES), is employed by at least 50 NHS hospital trusts across England. They may now have to make alternative arrangements for disposing of waste created by medical treatment, some of which is dangerous.

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30 minutes ago, One percent said:

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/oct/04/body-parts-pile-up-as-nhs-supplier-fails-to-dispose-of-human-waste

Body parts including amputated limbs and waste from cancer treatment have been retained rather than disposed of by a major NHS supplier, prompting the government’s emergency committee to take action.

The health and social care secretary, Matt Hancock, chaired a Cobra committee meeting last month amid concern that the firm’s failure to get rid of the waste could pose a health hazard.

The company involved, Healthcare Environment Services Ltd (HES), is employed by at least 50 NHS hospital trusts across England. They may now have to make alternative arrangements for disposing of waste created by medical treatment, some of which is dangerous.

No.

The disposal company will have bern doing this for years.

This smells of a regulation, probably coming from nhs, which wont have told them til way too late.

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6 minutes ago, spygirl said:

No.

The disposal company will have bern doing this for years.

This smells of a regulation, probably coming from nhs, which wont have told them til way too late.

Not sure. They were paid to dispose I guess and they went for the cheaper storage option. 

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2 minutes ago, sarahbell said:

Great:

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"As everyone knows, the NHS is facing challenging times and we have tried our utmost to ensure the public pound stretches further, while still providing the highest standards of care for service users, patients and carers.


"For someone to possibly target the trust in this manner is a malicious attempt to undermine our efforts to provide high quality mental health and community care to all of our service users."

So that's their defence: Who would do such a thing.  

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4 minutes ago, dgul said:

Great:

So that's their defence: Who would do such a thing.  

Someone who works for the nhs usually.

https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/nhs-trust-loses-million-pounds-15236676

 

18 minutes ago, Happy Renting said:

Are normal burials subject to landfill tax?

Maybe corpses should be warehoused to save money.

Or Co-Op Funerals could do a lucrative sideline burying industrial waste in coffins.

Actually .... the last sounds a goer.

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4 minutes ago, Virgil Caine said:

They were burned in an onsite incinerator when I worked for the NHS back in the 1970s.

Not vuable legal.

Higher temp, higher chimney required now.

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