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The W R Swann & Co Ltd Group, comprising Swann-Morton Limited, Swann-Morton (Services) Limited, Swann-Morton (Microbiological Laboratory Services) Limited, and Jewel Blade Limited, has put in place measures in accordance with government guidelines to safeguard our employees, suppliers and customers during the coronavirus outbreak.
Injuries from needles and other sharp instruments (needlestick / sharps injuries) constitute a known risk in the healthcare sector. Sharps injuries to healthcare workers from instruments contaminated with a patient’s blood have potential to transmit more than twenty infectious diseases including blood-borne viruses. This can have a serious impact on health. Also, the anxiety and side effects of post-exposure prophylaxis can have a significant personal impact on healthcare workers.