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Clinical Waste

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 180735, tabled on 17 October 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has made an estimate of the cost to (a) NHS trusts and (b) the public purse of transferring clinical waste management contracts from Healthcare Environment Services to Mitie at 15 NHS trusts.

Answered on

22 October 2018

The National Health Service trusts will meet the increase in cost to have their waste disposed of by Mitie. It is not possible at this stage to disclose the cost differential from transferring the contract from Healthcare Environment Services to Mitie, as the Mitie contract has been let on a price per tonne basis for all waste collected from the 15 trusts, rather than an overall contract price. Details of the price per tonne paid to Mitie is subject to commercial sensitivity.

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