Ireland’s work on trying to reduce food waste in Healthcare to be showcased in Brussels

Work on trying to reduce food waste in the Irish healthcare sector will be presented at a workshop on “Food waste in healthcare” at the European Parliament on the 27th June 2017. This work has been carried out under the National Health Sustainability Office and Environmental Protection Agency funded Green Healthcare programme. The workshop is […]

Green Healthcare goes on the road!

The Green Healthcare programme, in conjunction with the National Health Sustainability Office, has been running a series of Green Healthcare Training and Awareness days in hospitals across the country. During these, which take place within the participating hospitals, a number of information sessions are held on the day including: Healthcare risk waste reduction & maximising […]

Newcastle Hospital in Co. Wicklow saves €40,000 through leak detection

Water can be a significant cost for any hospital but generally it is only when a very large bill arrives that we sit up and take note. When this happens it usually means that a big water leak has occurred. However, most water leaks are small and, if not repaired, can get progressively bigger over […]

Green Award wins 2014

A number of facilities involved in the Green Healthcare Programme were recognised for their waste prevention work in 2014. In November, St. Michael’s Hospital, Dun Laoighaire won a Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Chamber EnviroCom Award for their Waste Prevention project. The project looked at reducing food waste, while ensuring maximum food consumption, and increasing recycling. Cork […]

Sligo Regional Hospital Environmental Awareness Day

Sligo Regional Hospital recently held an environmental awareness day for it’s staff and visitors. The event was run by the HSE Estates Department and Sligo Regional Hospital Group. Speakers from the Green Healthcare Programme, SRCL and National Healthcare Sustainability Office, ran training sessions for staff on various aspects of waste management, waste prevention and implementing […]

HSE produces videos on sustainability in healthcare

On May 6th, 2014, the HSE’s National Healthcare Sustainability Office (NHSO) ran a very successful National Seminar on Sustainable Health Systems. The well attended seminar, held in Connolly Hospital Blanchardstown, explored how all healthcare staff have a role to play in creating a sustainable healthcare service. The seminar also showcased the work already being carried […]

New documents added to our library of resources

We have combined our individual guidance documents into two booklets; one for Food Waste and one for Landfill, Recycling and Healthcare Risk Waste (HCRW).These booklets should provide an easy to use single information compendium to aid staff who are implementing waste prevention measures in their healthcare facility. A limited number of hard copies are available, […]

Cork University Hospital Campus (CUH) Sustainability Awareness Drive

In recent months the hospital’s Sustainable Environment Project and Waste Management offices have undertaken a number of successful initiatives to raise awareness of sustainability issues in Cork University Hospital (CUH) and Cork University Maternity Hospital (CUMH). These initiatives aim to encourage staff and visitors to implement waste prevention measures in the hospital and their homes.

St. Michael’s Hospital – Food Waste Prevention Programme Case Study

The Green Healthcare Programme has produced a Case Study on the Food Waste Prevention Programme implemented by St. Michael’s Hospital Dun Laoighaire. Click here to download the Case Study This Case Study outlines the positive measures implemented for the prevention of food waste and healthcare risk waste including: Reducing the quantity of food provided in […]