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Trust launches initiative to combat climate change

20 September

Staff at the Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch hospitals are working with the Centre for Sustainable Healthcare on a series of improvement projects to reduce the environmental impact of clinical services.

The projects form part of the Trust’s ‘Green Ward Competition’ which runs over 11 weeks and sees hospital teams come together to make changes that will reduce the carbon footprint of their service, benefit patients and save money.

One project is being led by the Thoracic Department who have identified that certain inhalers can emit greenhouse gases. They plan to increase awareness of correct inhaler disposable with patients and ensure that parts than can be recycled are easily identified.

Laura Dale, Sustainability Manager for RBCH, said: “It’s been fantastic seeing how staff have embraced this new challenge - they know their services best and change and improvement should be led by them.

“We are really grateful to have the support of the Centre for Sustainable Healthcare and to be benefiting from their track record of helping trusts significantly lower their carbon footprint.”


Our Radiology Team is one of those involved in the competition

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