Case Study:

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust

February 24, 2017

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust

The Mental Health Bin is designed for use in hospitals and clinical settings, where added safety and security is paramount. This sackholder is at home in mental health facilities, with several features that offer extra security whilst still maintaining a stylish design that fits comfortably in wards, patient rooms and clinical areas.

Manufactured from a combination of galvanised steel and aerospace grade ABS plastic, this sackholder functions through the foot pedal operated chute to ensure that rubbish can’t be retrieved once it’s placed in the bin. Those who are permitted to empty the sackholder can access the waste bag through the front opening door which is secured with two locks. The folded edges on the lid are used to completely cover the chute system and the inner waste bag. A gas strut is fitted onto the back of the bin, meaning that the lid closes slowly to prevent any accidents.

Built in castors make the unit easy to manoeuvre, and the removable front opening body makes the bin simple to clean. As with all Wybone sackholders, the Mental Health Bin conforms to the fire safety code HTM0503.

Our Mental Health Bin is available with a 42 litre or 80 litre capacity; the smaller unit is ideal for placing in toilet areas or patient rooms. Whereas the 80 litre option is more suited to high volume waste areas such as busy wards and treatment areas.

We’ve worked closely with a number of mental health organisations to offer a secure unit that doesn’t compromise on safety whilst still delivering a high level of infection and cleaning control.

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust recently trialled several of our Mental Health Bins which led to over 300 units being placed in the hospital and a contract to supply all mental health security bins. Lee Bolton, Facilities Manager from the Trust contacted us with feedback.

“Oxleas NHS Trust engaged Wybone on the back of an incident whereby a service user tried to swallow a black bin liner. We needed to remove all black liners from our mental health wards, however this caused numerous issues with infection control standards as well as budgetary constraints on constantly cleaning bins.

Wybone were able to use our current challenges to produce the mental Health Sackholder that we are now using in our Medium secure unit The Bracton Centre. This sackholder allows us to use black bin liners but make them inaccessible to service users thus eliminating the risk. To date we have had no issues with the bin and are very happy with the product. We will also be looking to roll this out through the rest of our mental health estate.”

The lid and base of this unit can also be coloured to suit your waste stream. Don’t forget to opt for the butterfly sack retention system – an added frame that holds the waste bag in place to prevent any further accidents.

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