Education truck showcases cutting edge solutions at Queen Elizabeth University Hospital

Education truck showcases cutting edge solutions at Queen Elizabeth University Hospital

An education truck situated outside the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital has showcased cutting edge surgical solutions for staff, while focusing on NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde’s sustainability ambitions.

The clinical training bus, operated by Stryker, provided mobile educational training sessions for NHSGGC staff, focusing on the best practices for ensuring environmental safety and efficiency in the operating room while continuing to deliver patient centred healthcare.

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde have implemented the use of the innovative Stryker Neptune 3 surgical system that allows for safe disposal of surgical fluid while increasing operating efficiencies, as staff were able to gain a first hand understanding of how the system operates.

It ensures the proper disposal of surgical fluids, preventing environmental contamination while contributing to carbon savings that align with the core objectives of the National Green Theatre Programme and NHSGGC Annual Delivery Plan targets.


The system effectively collects, transports, and disposes of surgical waste fluids, simultaneously enhancing theatre productivity by eliminating hazardous waste. This eco-conscious approach enhances infection control while focusing on the health boards commitment to environmentally responsible healthcare practices.

Martin Johnson, head of Sustainability at NHSGGC, said: “This innovative technology reduces waste within operating theatres and ensures we have appropriate waste segregation, ultimately contributing towards greener and healthier care for our patients.

“Utilising the educational Stryker bus allows us to share our commitment to our annual delivery plan targets with our staff, while implementing surgical waste management systems that will ultimately enhance theatre productivity.”

Speaking on the system, Dr Ewan Wallace Consultant in Paediatric Anaesthesia and Pain Management at NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, said: “The Stryker bus was a big success and facilitated several training sessions for our staff to gain a clear understanding of how the Neptune 3 system works.

“As it was situated onsite, staff were able to immerse themselves in a hands-on learning experience with interactive sessions and discussions that provided insight into the future of greener operating theatres.

“The Neptune 3 waste management system provides surgeons with additional capabilities and delivers enhanced patient safety alongside streamlining surgical procedures.

“Providing education empowers our staff with knowledge and expertise in new technology that strengthens the delivery of patient centred care across our hospitals.”


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