Medsalv exists to make healthcare sustainable
Medsalv was born out of a desire to eliminate the growing environmental and financial waste in New Zealand's Healthcare Sector.
Single-use device reprocessing is the practice of taking medical devices and subjecting them to specific processes to make them clinically safe and suitable for reuse, despite them being labeled ‘single use’.
The processes use a variety of proprietary equipment not found in hospital Sterile Service Departments, and therefore they cannot be undertaken by hospitals themselves. As a result of our work reprocessing, thousands of supposedly ‘single-use’ medical devices are no longer going to landfill after just one use, they are being safely and economically reprocessed for reuse.
In dollar terms, we've only scratched the surface in New Zealand with our existing programmes:
We think the total wasted dollar value from discarded devices equates to more than 100 million dollars per year.
We're setting out to change that.
We have been lucky to receive support from a number of exclusive funding partners, helping us deliver more sustainable healthcare to New Zealand
Find out more about our supporters here