“Over 1.4% of supply chain emissions are due to single-use devices. An initiative from the NHS England’s net zero policy is to use resources more efficiently.”
NHS England, 2020.
Leading the change away from disposable products
Eco Ninjas by Warwick Med are leading the way by helping hospital theatres transition from disposable theatre caps to reusable “name and role” quality fabric hats.
Not only do they enhance patient safety and reduce patients’ anxiety, but they also improve communication significantly during operations as everyone can quickly connect and identify easily with others.
We manufacture/supply all types of operating theatre hats including plain, with or without logos, name & role embroidered and our new badge hat range which we believe will transform the way staff interact with their colleagues on a daily basis.
Less waste to landfill
Can be centrally laundered
Enhanced patient safety
Improved staff morale
The North West Coast Research and Innovation Awards recognised outstanding work to improve health and care and find new and innovative ways to deliver services.
We were kindly invited to attend the Northwest Coast Research and Innovation Awards 2022 at Edge Hill University. Liverpool University Hospital asked us to go along due to working so closely with them in implementing our embroidered theatre caps and I am delighted to say that this project won the Sustainability award 2022.
“The team huddle is all well and good in the morning, but I don’t remember everyone’s names and if we had named caps for everyone that would be great.”
The theatre environment is a complex one where we interact with different team members all the time, all of whom work towards one goal: “Patient safety and the provision of safe patient care.”
"The use of reusable named theatre caps with roles on, enables better communication to provide this and since our Anaesthetists have been wearing their own caps, they have noticed an improvement in this."
"Patients also know who they are interacting with, which allays their anxiety and improves their experience. There is better team engagement, and it allows team members to work together, which will improve even more once we get the fabric name and role hats across the board."