Health and environmental issues, especially air quality and climate change are directly linked. A worsening climate has negative consequences for public health, but globally, the health sector is a significant contributor to climate change. Nottinghamshire Healthcare recognises the importance of designing and delivering sustainable healthcare services and reducing wherever possible its environmental impact.
The Green Plan is a strategic document to support the Trust’s work towards the delivery of net zero carbon emissions and sustainable healthcare over the next five years. It was approved by the Trust board in December 2021 and submitted to the ICS in January 2022 to inform the ICS Green Plan.
The Green Plan sets a clear strategic intent and a vision for the Trust to be:
‘A resilient and robust service provision which can adapt to a changing climate whilst delivering efficient, low carbon, patient focussed care’
The overarching aims of our Green Plan are to:
Despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic in the last year some of our biggest achievements include:
The Trust has an Environmental Policy to ensure that the we comply with environmental legislation and best practice and actively encourages all staff to participate in and contribute towards improving the sustainability performance of the Trust.