Salisbury Foundation Trust


Internal Reference Number: FOI_5690

Date Request Received: 02/06/2020 12:02:19

Date Request Replied To: 01/12/2020 13:23:08

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Request Summary: Sharps Containers Information

Request Category: Researcher

Question Number 1:
How many sharps containers were disposed of annually for your NHS Hospital Trust within the last 10 years?
Answer To Question 1:
The Trust has information for the previous 5 years to date only. Please see below.
2020 - 5,052
2019 - 14,606
2018 - 13,234
2017 - 3,509
2016 - 354
Question Number 2:
What is the annual recorded cost for sharps container disposal for your NHS Hospital Trust within the last 10 years?
Answer To Question 2:
This information is considered to be commercially sensitive, as such we apply an exemption as per Section 43 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000. Please see attached Refusal Notice.
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Our staff at Salisbury District Hospital have long been well regarded for the quality of care and treatment they provide for our patients and for their innovation, commitment and professionalism. This has been recognised in a wide range of achievements and it is reflected in our award of NHS Foundation Trust status. This is afforded to hospitals that provide the highest standards of care.

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