Nottinghamshire Healthcare has launched its Green Plan today, Monday 31 January 2022. The Green Plan is a strategic document to support the Trust’s work over the next five years towards the delivery of net zero carbon emissions and sustainable healthcare by 2045.
The National Greener NHS programme requires each NHS Trust and Integrated Care System (ICS) to publish a Green Plan as part of the commitment for the NHS to become the world’s first net zero carbon health service. The NHS is currently responsible for 5% of the UK’s carbon emissions; as climate change also has a significant impact on physical and mental health, by reducing the environmental impact of healthcare it can simultaneously help improve health outcomes.
The Trust’s Green Plan ensures its approach is aligned to this NHS-wide ambition. It builds on the Trust’s proven track record of delivering carbon reduction and marks a step change in the rate and scale of activity to deliver healthcare in the face of climate risk. The plan is divided into 10 areas of action: Our Care, Our Estate, Our People, Our Waste, Our Water, Our Climate, Our Energy, Our Food and Nutrition, Our Travel and Our Supply Chain.
Dr John Brewin, Chief Executive, said: “As a Trust we are highly aware of the impact we have on our environment, the local economy, and our patient population. We are committed to continually striving to integrate sustainability into our core business and deliver a Net Zero NHS and a greener Nottinghamshire Healthcare. On behalf of the Board of Directors I am pleased to support this important work and look forward to working with colleagues across the Trust and wider to achieve the goals detailed in our Green Plan.”
Find out more about the Green Plan here: https://www.nottinghamshirehealthcare.nhs.uk/sustainability