Acute hospitals in England and Wales spend pounds 30m a year on waste disposal. But trusts are paying more than they need by not sorting different types. A more systematic approach and better contract management could save pounds 10m it is estimated.
9 Getting Sorted: The Safe and Economic Management of Hospital Waste, pounds 15, from Audit Commission Publications, Bookpoint Ltd, 39, Milton Park, Abingdon, OX14 4TD. Glenda Cooper