Hospitals

Working inside the four walls of healthcare

At Daniels we drive change and value by working alongside hospital and clinical staff within customer facilities. Through training, container placement and process improvement within the four walls, we influence safety, alter segregation behaviours, enhance efficiencies and drive substantial cost benefits for our customers.

At Daniels, safety and infection risk minimisation are our number one drivers. As a clinically focused company operating solely in the healthcare sector, our products and solutions are engineered to achieve clinical outcomes. Our sharps container systems are rated the safest containment systems in the world; our complementary mounting and movement solutions significantly reduce cross-contamination, our clinically engineered containers minimise pathogen exposure, and our 6-stage washing process has been proven to achieve a six log reduction in bacterial load, the highest standard of microbiological efficacy.

Daniels solutions are designed to streamline movement of containers from ward & patient rooms right through to loading dock, while minimising infection transfer risk. With an intelligent suite of accessories that optimise mounting, point of use placement, and the efficient storage and movement of single and bulk containers, no system in the world achieves the same labour, time and safety efficiencies in a hospital environment.

Daniels interchangeable containment systems are supported by a range of mounting accessories that ensure containers are always suspended from the ground, greatly reducing the risk of cross-contamination. Designed to integrate seamlessly into the hospital environment, Daniels solutions include wall mounts, interchangeable trolley cradles, bench brackets, and bulk movement solutions sized specific to standard hospital corridors. Daniels versatile wall mounting systems for clean rooms, and bulk storage units for loading dock, ensure that valuable hospital [or storage] footprint is preserved, and the interchange of full and empty containers is seamless.

Daniels’ extensive experience in healthcare and the associated regulations governing high risk waste streams, has given us a high level of industry expertise in compliance, minimising landfill and achieving cost-reducing results. Through in-house training, multi-method online and onsite education, segregation auditing, and responsible cradle to grave waste management, we protect our customers’ risk exposure in the safe guardianship of all healthcare generated waste. 

As a company focused on sustainability, we partner with hospitals to achieve the highest results attainable in segregation, landfill diversion, and environmentally responsible treatment. Daniels’ four walls approach enables us to change behavior and optimise movement and segregation daily at multiple touchpoints. Through waste audits, intelligent tracking technology which identifies incorrect segregation at ward or location level, superior mounting and movement solutions, clinically engineered bagless containers that eliminate double-handling and decanting, and clearly colour-differentiated systems that encourage segregation, we partner with hospitals to save costs and improve efficiencies in the correct optimisation of waste.

LOADING DOCK

 

Daniels Hospital Solutions

 

Daniels offers the world's safest and most environmentally responsible sharps and biomedical
waste containment systems, and an integrated service offering designed to optimise safety,
service and labour efficiencies. As a trusted partner to hospitals worldwide,
we are proud to have provided improved protection and continuity of healthcare 
waste management for over 33 years. 

 


 

Serving over 7,000 customers every year with over 174,000 services fulfilled across North America, we are no strangers to holistic healthcare waste management. While Daniels was founded as a Canadian sharps container company in 2000, we have quickly evolved to become one of the most esteemed healthcare service companies in Canada, offering a full service schedule for Sharps, Biomedical, Pharmaceutical, Cytotoxic, Anatomical and other hazardous wastes.

 

It is clear by our offering that we are experts in healthcare waste management, but "that is simply not our gig"... we are so much more than that. We don't just pick up at the loading dock of your hospital, we work within the four walls to optimise safety, minimise infection control risk, streamline labour and cost management, and ensure that your facility achieves the optimum 'green rating' possible. Our interest is not only sharps or biomedical waste, our interest is in also seeing our safety systems in every healthcare facility in North America - knowing that in doing so, we are protecting healthcare workers and making healthcare safer. Through our systems we are passionate about achieving the greatest reduction in needlestick injuries possible, reducing bio-burden to the greatest extent possible, and ensuring all healthcare facilities we work with achieve 100% compliance. We are here to create a new paradigm shift in safe healthcare waste management in Canada

 

Segregation & Waste Reduction

 

Incorrectly segregated waste can cost hospitals tens, if not hundreds of thousands, of dollars every year. Cost of paying inflated biomedical waste disposal costs for visitor waste dropped into patient room bins, cost of compliant infringements for incorrectly segregated hazardous wastes, and the costs of security breaches for drugs and pharmaceuticals incorrectly handled within a facility. Daniels Health has extensive experience working with hospitals and large medical institutions to deliver solutions that consistently outperform other approaches to minimising waste production, secure containment for high-risk waste streams, and segregating to achieve environmental and cost-effective outcomes.

 


 

Within the four walls

 

Reading through our case studies, you will quickly see that Daniels is a company that truly partners; we work from the inside out, not the outside in. We work with every person at every level in your facility from infection control and clinical staff to EVS to ensure that needs are understood and the solutions provided are effective and manageable. We look at placement of containers to ensure safety imperatives are met, we map movement of waste to identify any efficiencies that could be gained, we customise a product suite that meets the volume needs of your facility, and we provide extensive ongoing training to ensure your staff are positioned to achieve the best safety practices and segregation outcomes possible. 

True to any partnership, we don’t leave when we’ve got you across the line…. We are fully invested in your ongoing success. Our team provide ongoing auditing and training to manage problem areas as they arise, and conduct quarterly business reviews to give total transparency to the results that are being achieved. Your success is our success. 

MEDICAL WASTE SEGREGATION 

Smaller size, clinical design and correct placement of containers significantly reduce the amount of non-clinical waste being disposed of in Biomedical, Cytotoxic and Sharps containers. Refer to this study which shows one hospital achieving a 65% reduction in Biomedical waste volumes after converting to the Daniels system. 

REDUCTION OF HANDLING 

With Daniels unique systems reducing waste volumes by up to 50%, the labour required to managed the waste volumes is also reduced. The elimination of bagging and decanting of waste supports a reduction of labour well beyond the 50%. Refer to this study which shows one hospital achieving a 69% labour reduction with Daniels.

MINIMISED PATIENT INTERRUPTIONS  

Minimising labour and double or triple handling of waste, also directly correlates to a reduction in patient interruptions and hospital disruption. Removing the frequency of waste being moved up and down hallways, corridors and elevators can have a positive impact on patient experience. 

ELIMINATION OF BAG/BOX PURCHASES  

Through their clinical engineering and highest grade of UN certification, our systems are used nationally without liners, thereby eliminating the need to purchase bags or boxes and achieving a significant cost reduction and greatly improved environmental efficacy. 

ELIMINATION OF HANDLING RISKS

Using a bagless system where waste is disposed of once, removes the need for bags being pulled from containers and carried around a facility; this change in practices will eliminate the chance of:  

  • An accidental needlestick  

  • A spill or a leaking bag  

  • Any potential HAI caused by one of the prior incidents 

CLEANLINESS OF THE SYSTEM   

Daniels have invested millions of dollars into R&D developing sophisticated robotic washing processes which achieve the highest levels of bacterial load reduction. Each time a container is returned to Daniels, it undergoes a rigorous 8-step decanting, washing and Q&A process. With single-use container exchanges and decontamination after each use, the risk for infection and HAI’s is greatly reduced. 

Daniels Deployment Plan for Hospitals