Case Studies

CUH imageThe Green Healthcare Programme has developed a number of Case Studies to support hospitals in Ireland in becoming more resource efficient.

These case studies show some examples of best practice in specific Irish Hospitals, the results of such best practice (in terms of waste reduction and cost savings) and how others can achieve such results.

Further case studies are in production.

The Case Studies published thus far include (click to download):

Waste Prevention Programmes – All Waste Streams:

Reducing food waste and healthcare risk waste saves Cork University Hospital €115,000 per year

Temple Street Children’s University Hospital: Waste Minimisation Programme Overview

General Landfill, Recycling and Healthcare Risk Waste:

Cork University Hospital: Maximising recycling and minimising healthcare risk waste in the theatre

St. Vincent’s Private Hospital: Clinical Waste Reduction in Isolation Rooms and other areas

Midlands Regional Hospital, Tullamore: Minimising Healthcare Risk Waste Reduction and Maximising Recycling in Theatre

University Hospital Galway: Healthcare Risk Waste Prevention Programme

Food Waste:

Mayo General Hospital: Food Waste Prevention in Mayo General Hospital

St. Michael’s Hospital: Food Waste Prevention Programme Overview

Temple Street Children’s University Hospital: Food Waste Minimisation Programme

University Hospital Galway: Food Waste Prevention Programme

Best Practice
How-To Guides
Showing hospital staff how to implement waste prevention
Best Practice Guides
Step by step approaches to best practice in hospitals
Factsheets
Useful information on different waste streams in hospitals