We have seen an increase the number of needlestick injuries to our portering and cleaning colleagues. This is usually because patients have left their needles on their meal tray, as there is nowhere for them to dispose of them.

To help protect our colleagues:

  • Please ensure a sharps bin is available at the bedside for patients use self-administer insulin. 
  • Where possible, please advise patients to bring their own sharps bin and insulin supplies every time they are admitted to hospital.