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.
Simply put, single-use device reprocessing is the practice of taking a medical device that if treated properly, is clinically safe and suitable for reuse, despite it being labeled ‘single use’.
These processes utilise a variety of proprietary equipment not found in hospital Sterile Service Departments, and therefore cannot be undertaken by hospitals themselves. As a result, every day, thousands of supposedly ‘single-use’ medical devices are dispensed to landfill when they could be safely and economically reprocessed for reuse.
In dollar terms, we think this equates to more than $100 million dollars per year of unnecessary public healthcare expenditure, and 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
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