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Garry Pettigrew, managing director of Healthcare Environmental Services, told the BBC his company had been "vilified for providing an excellent service".

The firm has been stripped of NHS contracts after hundreds of tonnes of clinical waste piled up at its sites.

But Mr Pettigrew said the problems were caused by a shortage of incinerators rather than the company's actions.

The Environment Agency has taken enforcement action against North Lanarkshire-based HES and has launched a criminal investigation.
On Tuesday, Health Minister Stephen Barclay told Parliament that NHS Improvement had concluded that HES "failed to demonstrate that they were operating within their contractual limits".

As a result, 15 NHS Trusts in England and Wales had served notices to terminate their contracts with the firm, he said.

The Environment Agency previously said HES was in breach of its environmental permits at four of its six sites which deal with clinical waste - by having more waste on site than their permit allows and storing waste inappropriately.

In an exclusive interview with the BBC, Mr Pettigrew denied suggestions that his company had mismanaged services, instead blaming the problems on a "major drop" in incineration capacity since 2015.

On Tuesday, Mr Barclay insisted there was "significant" additional incineration capacity.

"We have basically got to the point of where we are today where the lack of incineration capacity was just getting worse," Mr Pettigrew said. Acer helpline number
"At every part of this we have been talking to the Environment Agency. We thought they would be able to help."

An Environment Agency spokesman told the BBC: "there is industry-wide agreement that there is enough capacity to deal with clinical waste and our site inspections show the rest of the sector is performing well.


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Garry Pettigrew, managing director of Healthcare Environmental Services, told the BBC his company had been "vilified for providing an excellent service".

The firm has been stripped of NHS contracts after hundreds of tonnes of clinical waste piled up at its sites.

But Mr Pettigrew said the problems were caused by a shortage of incinerators rather than the company's actions.

The Environment Agency has taken enforcement action against North Lanarkshire-based HES and has launched a criminal investigation.
On Tuesday, Health Minister Stephen Barclay told Parliament that NHS Improvement had concluded that HES "failed to demonstrate that they were operating within their contractual limits".

As a result, 15 NHS Trusts in England and Wales had served notices to terminate their contracts with the firm, he said.

The Environment Agency previously said HES was in breach of its environmental permits at four of its six sites which deal with clinical waste - by having more waste on site than their permit allows and storing waste inappropriately.

In an exclusive interview with the BBC, Mr Pettigrew denied suggestions that his company had mismanaged services, instead blaming the problems on a "major drop" in incineration capacity since 2015.

On Tuesday, Mr Barclay insisted there was "significant" additional incineration capacity.

"We have basically got to the point of where we are today where the lack of incineration capacity was just getting worse," Mr Pettigrew said. Acer helpline number
"At every part of this we have been talking to the Environment Agency. We thought they would be able to help."

An Environment Agency spokesman told the BBC: "there is industry-wide agreement that there is enough capacity to deal with clinical waste and our site inspections show the rest of the sector is performing well.
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