“A British survey showing nearly half of nurses live in daily fear of contracting HIV and hepatitis in the workplace confirms needle-stick infection is the great unspoken crisis facing our profession. The Royal College of Nursing survey said an estimated 100,000 health workers suffer needle-stick injuries each year, with at least five leading to HIV. In NSW, a needle-stick injury hotline operated by NSW Health and the Albion St Centre reports that nurses make up a third of callers.

Source NSW Nurses’ Association magazine.

According to statistics compiled by the Medical Industry Association, at least one in nine nurses in NSW will suffer a sharps injury each year. A needle-stick or sharps injury occurs when the skin is punctured by a used needle, scalpel or other sharp instrument, putting nurses at risk of contracting HIV, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C through exposure to contaminated blood.

Source NSW Nurses’ Association magazine.

ASP Healthcare manufactures and supplies a full range of Sharps Containers; from 500 ml to 60 Litres, we also supplies a full range of needles and syringes and also now distribute Australian Manufactured Disinfectants. ASP Healthcare now provides pick up and disposal of sharps containers.

Please do not hesitate to contact our customer service department for further enquires.