My Preventable Sharps (Needle Stick) Injury
The government must end the ‘horror’ caused to NHS nurses, midwives, healthcare assistants and other health workers at risk of bloodborne diseases from sharps injuries. Official Health and Safety Executive (HSE) figures suggest there are 85,000 sharps injuries across the NHS in the UK every year. We believe that many thousands of workers could be saved from the fear and misery of these injuries by the introduction of readily available safer needles
Terence Harris, a UNISON safety rep, attended UNISON’s Biohazard Conference on 1st June 2012. He gives a moving account of a sharps injury he received, the traumatic impact it had on his life, and how it inspired him to become a UNISON safety rep.
see the full story at: http://www.unison.org.uk/safety/pages_view.asp?did=14430