The aim of the Green Healthcare Programme (GHCP) is to prevent waste and reduce costs in Irish hospitals.
GHCP has been supporting healthcare facilities in Ireland since an initial pilot project in 2009.
GHCP provides direct advice and assistance to the many hospitals that have joined the programme.
These hospitals have benefited from
- detailed waste surveys (99 surveys across 30 facilities)
- follow-up reports,
- recommendations and
- customised advice
GHCP provides hospitals with an invaluable information based resource to save money and become more efficient.
Through these surveys, and the follow-up work directly with the hospitals, GHCP has developed proven methodologies to undertake food waste, clinical waste, recyclable waste and mixed residual waste characterisation analyses.
The programme also aims to allow hospitals themselves to become more resource efficient through the provision of guidance documents that staff can use on a day-to-day basis in their work, to prevent waste and reduce costs. These include:
To download an overview of the Green Healthcare Programme, the work that has been done and the main findings, click here.