Womble boxes making good use of bad rubbish

Tuesday September 4, 2018

 

New so-called “womble boxes” are being rolled out in a bid to reduce waste and improve staff education and training.

Clinical equipment and products that can be recycled, can be dropped into the “womble boxes”.

Clinical equipment and products that can be recycled, can be dropped into the “womble boxes”.

Integrated simulation manager, Julie Turner, said: “Within the clinical setting, equipment and supplies have a use by date or can get inappropriately opened meaning they cannot be used.

“However in education these items can still be utilised, ensuring fidelity of sessions and reducing the cost to the education department, as well as the cost of waste disposal to the trust.”

The womble box idea is another example of Patient First in action with Julie and IT/AV manager Paul Curtis exploring this improvement idea as part of their training to become yellow belt lean improvement practitioners.

Colleagues are urged to support their womble project by filling up the boxes and calling porters to deliver them to the medical education centres.

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