The Green Healthcare Programme (GHCP) was a co-funded initiative of the HSE’s National Health Sustainability Office and the EPA’s National Waste Prevention Programme (NWPP), which ran from 2009 to the end of 2018.

The programme’s aims were to help prevent waste (including food, general and clinical waste), to increase recycling, and to reduce water consumption in Irish Hospitals.

Since 2009, the programme has provided direct advice and assistance to many Irish hospitals that joined the programme, including on-site surveys, benchmarking, water sub-metering, and customised advice.

In addition, the programme has produced publications and guidance on a number of areas including best practices in relation to water and waste, benchmarks for water and waste, factsheets, and case studies of Irish hospitals.

The programme is now over, but if you would like more information on any aspect of the programme, please contact us.