Haigh Engineering

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Founded in 1955, based in Ross-on-Wye, UK. A privately-owned company with over 65 years of British innovation in waste disposal management.
Haigh designs and fully manufactures a well-established range of Haigh bedpan disposal macerators that are trusted by hospitals and care facilities throughout the UK and around the world. The reliable range of bedpan macerators from Haigh disposes medical pulp and human waste quietly, efficiently, and effectively which has resulted in the single use pulp disposal system becoming the standard in over 90% of hospitals in the UK.

How many organisations/clients currently utilise the service/solution across the UK?
Safe bedpan management is essential for effective infection control. The one-way (or single-use) system is widely understood to be the safest system of managing human waste. The one-way system is recognised as best practice globally, and is now used in over 95% of UK NHS and private hospitals.

Is there anything you would like to make delegates aware of ahead of the Infection Prevention & Control Conference?
Healthcare facilities must consider a range of factors when deciding between pulp and reusable plastic bedpans, most importantly:

Infection control
Cost
Staff and patient preferences
Space limitations
Environmental responsibility

What do you feel are the key points delegates need to digest when considering a partnership with your organisation?
In 1955 Haigh designed and fully manufactured a well-established range of Haigh bedpan disposal machines that are trusted by hospitals and care facilities in the UK and around the world. The reliable range of bedpan macerators from Haigh disposes medical pulp and human waste quietly, efficiently, and effectively has become the standard in over 95% hospitals in the UK.
Reliability is everything with a pulp macerator: our products are built to last, with Haigh machines still in operation more than four times the 10-year design life. The Quattro Vanguard is the latest in Haigh’s range of highly popular, award winning, efficient, fully featured bedpan macerators. Quattro brings the latest in ergonomics and performance to the Haigh range, and has plenty of options to suit the specific requirements in today’s market.
With the use of single use medical pulp items proven to significantly lower the risk of infections in a healthcare environment, we at Haigh have been at the forefront of ensuring that hospitals both in the UK and increasingly around the world can consistently and cost effectively dispose of this waste stream.

Do you want to add any other key points?
The Haigh range of macerators will improve the ecosystem in today’s hospitals providing improved hospital working practices, cleaner and positive working environment, and lower healthcare costs.

Haigh are the only genuine manufacturer of singe-use macerators. From initial R&D right through to production and despatch, it all happens from our offices and production plant in Herefordshire. A genuine original equipment manufacturer (OEM), we can control our own costs and quality assurance. We make over 85% of our parts in-house, therefore do not rely on outsourced assemblies to arrive which could impact customer delivery times, or fluctuations in pricing. The reliability and performance of our systems are intrinsic to our 100% UK-based design and manufacturing facilities.