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Checks show medical waste not from York Hospital
10:48am Friday 15th February 2013 in News
Both staff at the hospital and the specialist waste disposal company that handles the hospital’s used medical items were involved in the checks.
The hospital said waste was weighed before it left the hospital in locked containers and again when it arrived at the treatment centre where it is dealt with.
As medical waste is classified as “hazardous” by the Government, its transport has to be officially documented and vehicles have equipment installed to prevent items leaving in transit.
A spokeswoman for the hospital said it took its responsibilities seriously.
Nuffield Hospital in Haxby Road has also said it was not the source of the clinical waste.