Envac in the hospital

Waste collection within health care facilities is a priority today as hospitals across the globe strive to:

  • Improve patient safety and working environment
  • Strengthen the hospital brand and image
  • Reduce operational costs

– all whilst generating significant efficiency gains.

However, when hospitals generate up to 15 kilos of waste per staffed bed daily, achieving this is no easy task – particularly against the backdrop of shrinking budgets and dwindling resources.

Envac’s pneumatic waste and soiled linen collection system will help your hospital to accomplish these goals.

Patient safety

With an Envac system waste and soiled linen are transported in a closed pipe net hidden in the fabric of the building, not on carts in corridors and lifts.

  • No waste related pathogen exposure and minimised risk of infections and cross contamination.
  • A cleaner and safer environment for patients, staff and visitors.
  • Hospital hygiene is improved.

Working environment

When waste and soiled linen is collected with an Envac system the physical contact between human and dirty material is kept to a minimum.

The risk of waste related strain injuries, cut wounds, accidents and infection is close to eliminated.

Elevators can be used for transportation of patients, staff and visitors – not for carts with waste bags.


Low opex

Pneumatic transportation of waste and soiled linen in sealed pipes means less need for cleansing and transportation staff = reduced manpower costs.

Less waste transportation vehicles and carts in corridors and culverts means less wear and tear of the building = reduced maintenance costs.


Hospital image

An eco-friendly hospital environment with state of the art technology attracts both top health care professionals and patients.

  • Hainan Cancer Hospital won the Luban prize, a prestigious Chinese construction award. Envac contributed.
  • Suzhou Science & Technology Hospital’s smart concept attracts hundreds of delegations each year. Envac is involved.

Efficiency and logistics

High performance, fast collection, sealed transportation from ward to waste collection terminal, 24/7 availability and adaptable to any volumes. Indispensable at an eventual pandemic.

Improved efficiency and hygiene in:

  • wards
  • laundry rooms
  • hospital kitchens
  • staff canteens

Taking the pressure off with Envac

  • Waste is transported out-of-sight in a pipe network that is part of the hospital’s infrastructure and located within the fabric of the building
  • Capacity to transport waste is limitless unlike manual collection, which is dependent on the availability of waste carts – with pneumatic waste collection, waste is simply transported via airflow when required
  • Elevators are freed up for patients, staff and visitors – all of whom no longer need to be exposed to waste
  • Bin rooms are no longer required, which means additional floor space can be allocated to patient care
  • Waste is transported in minutes once the process begins, compared with all day using manual transport methods such as porters
  • Reduced staff requirements, which takes pressure off hospital budgets and resourcing
  • Increased staff productivity – staff can allocate time traditionally used to manually transport waste to other services
  • Improved aesthetics: staff, patients and visitors no longer need to see bins in and around the hospital environment

Combining attractive payback with best practice

Payback on Envac’s hospital waste collection solution is typically between 3 – 6 years, during which time hospitals can anticipate benefitting from:

  • Increased productivity
  • Better levels of infection control
  • Reduced operational cost for waste and soiled linen collection
  • Improved safety levels
  • Meeting regulatory standards

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