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Stop your sluice room being an ‘often overlooked corner'

The global commitment to achieving Net Zero carbon emissions has led numerous industries to seek sustainable solutions. For the healthcare sector, says Haigh Customer Service lead, Wendy Andrews, a simple yet significant contribution to this goal lies in an often overlooked corner – the sluice room, and the opportunities for enhanced efficiencies there.

The global commitment to achieving Net Zero carbon emissions has led numerous industries to seek sustainable solutions. For the healthcare sector, says Haigh Customer Service lead, Wendy Andrews, a simple yet significant contribution to this goal lies in an often overlooked corner – the sluice room. In particular, the traditional use of hot water or steam to clean bedpans results in significant energy consumption and environmental impact, plus increasing financial costs. Here she sets out Haigh’s solution.

At Haigh Engineering, a UK-based company with a factory in Herefordshire, we offer an innovative solution to the substantial energy consumption and environmental impact of using hot water or steam to clean bedpans with our Panaway DS bedpan machine. We are known for our commitment to Net Zero goals, and indeed over 50% of our factory’s electrical requirements are met by solar PV, with plans to increase this self-generation level over time. In line with this commitment, Haigh’s bedpan disposers, when compared with hot water washing  alternatives, have proven to reduce CO2 emissions and save thousands of pounds of electricity per site each year.

An upgrade in efficiency and sustainability

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