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Secure Shredding Services for the Healthcare Industry

Whether you are a hospital, part of an independent doctors’ network, or a solo healthcare practitioner, the requirements and obligations regarding the collection, maintenance, and eventual destruction of personal and confidential information are significant. The loss or mishandling of any of that information can result in fines, penalties, and even the loss of license.

And despite everyone’s best efforts, the UK Information Commissioner’s Office reported there were more than 2,447 breaches in the UK from 2014 to 2016 alone, representing 43% of all reported breaches.1

Protect your organisation. Protect your reputation. Get Shred-it.

The prognosis isn’t good.

Data breaches in the UK increased over all by 




Medical records carry a value 


greater than credit cards.

Source: “Your medical record is worth more…” Reuters. 2014

“We have high-end cyber-security. It can’t happen to us”

Not everything your organisation collects, stores, or handles is digital. When financial forecasts or year-end results are printed, or when reports or agendas are circulated for a meeting, they are at risk of getting into the wrong hands if they are not handled and disposed of properly and securely.

And for that reason alone, every healthcare organisation is at risk of an information breach regardless of size, type, or location.

Up to 31% of information breaches are caused by employee error or negligence.2

It’s not just you that you have to worry about. In an industry that relies on privacy and confidentiality, the reality is that many information breaches happen not just because of inferior firewalls or weak passwords, not because of malicious hacks or cyber attacks, but because of employee error, negligence, or poor judgement!
You may be doing everything you can but one employee, casually dropping an old medical report or x-ray a recycling bin, can undo everything.

With a quarter of your risk coming from inside, you need to ensure your employees at every level know how to identify, handle, and securely dispose of confidential information – whether that information is digital or in paper form.

recycle bin

"I think the drivers that come in our health clinic for our shred have been very professional and courteous." The Health Center at Lowes NM

"It is convenient and the people that come to pick up are very friendly." Prince Edward County Health Dept

"What I like most about your services is the professionalism and friendliness of the drivers, they are always courteous, respectable and dependable and always on time. You couldn't ask for any better quality service." Alpha Health & Rehab of Greer

"You are always in and out quickly. Your drivers never try to enter through the back door so we always know when they are here. They check with each of us before leaving to see if we have anything to add to the bag first. Always friendly!" Balanced Health

Learn to recognise the risks.

In healthcare, it’s a safe bet that every document you or your employees handle contains some form of confidential information.

Whether its patient records or pharmacy reports, or your own financial reports and billing data, you have a lot of information to secure.

If you create, collect, or dispose of these types of documents, you and your organisation could be at-risk of an information breach ––

  • Patient Information
  • Medical Invoices and Payments
  • X-rays and MRI Files
  • Payroll and HR Records
  • Financial Statements
  • Balance Sheets
  • Income Statements
  • Supplier Contracts
  • Tax Filings and Internal Audits
  • Staff Schedules and Contact Info
  • National Insurance Numbers

Services we typically recommend for the Healthcare Industry.

  • Document Destruction

    service on a regular schedule helps  keep you protected 24/7
  • Hard-Drive Destruction

    service ensures data from old computers or photocopiers is irretrievable; only physical destruction ensures the information is 100% irretrievable
  • Media Destruction

    service destroys information found on anything from USB keys to CD/DVD-ROM storage
  • On-demand Shredding

    service to clear-out the clutter that always builds up when you are storing financial, medical, and personal records
  • Speciality Shredding

    service is perfect for destroying confidential information found in unusual formats: old X-rays, MRI recordings, or photographic archives

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