Water is a very important resource for Irish hospitals. It is used all day, every day, for a variety of purposes – cleaning, toilets, taps, dialysis, heating, showers, cooking, etc. But water is expensive, so managing it properly is important for the finances but, more importantly, the environment.

As part of the Green Healthcare Programme, the use of water by Irish hospitals is now being investigated. The objective of this work is to identify the best practices that exist within the sector and determine appropriate benchmarks for the different types of hospitals that exist. By gathering this information, Green Healthcare aims to provide Irish hospitals with a number of useful resources to aid the reduction of water consumption, while ensuring the provision of quality services is maintained.

This section of the website will be continually updated in the coming months to include case studies, benchmarks, fact sheets and how to guides. Below are a number of publications that have already been produced and may be of benefit to you.


Leak Detection Case Study: Newcastle Community Hospital, Co. Wicklow

Fact Sheet: HSE Water Leak Detection Factsheet

Information: Local Authority Water Charges 2015


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
Useful information on different waste streams in hospitals