Sustainability was on the menu once again as the Roadshow cycled it’s way to the North-West and arrived in Liverpool to a warm welcome. Delegates from across the city and throughout the North-West were on hand to participate in an inspiring day of presentations, knowledge sharing and motivation.
Sarah Dewar and Professor Maureen Williams, Deputy Chair NHS Liverpool CCG were on hand to deliver inspirational sessions focusing on debate, action and good practice. Delegates entering the event were asked to jot down what they wanted to take away from the day via post it notes which were then displayed on the entrance to the venue. Postcards were also handed out with delegates tasked with writing down what they will do on NHS Sustainability Day.
The morning session kick-started with Fiona Daly, Environmental Manager at Barts Health, discussing Sustainability Day on March 27th 2014. Fiona was followed by Professor Sir Ian Gilmore, University of Liverpool who spoke passionately on the city and the important role sustainability can play in improving healthcare and supporting the people of Liverpool. The morning session also saw presentations from Dr Tim Ballard, Vice-Chair of the RCGP who was on hand to address the role sustainability can play in general practice and supporting commissioning of health services.
The mid-morning session saw best-practice examples on a wide range of areas including waste and water. Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals Trust were on hand to discuss their work with Carillion around the new development in the city.
The afternoon discussions saw delegates interacting with each other to identify solutions to the challenges they face around sustainable development. The day concluded with delegates outlining their promises via the postcards distributed earlier in the day.
It is these promises which will ensure NHS Sustainability Day 2014 is a success and the weight of expectation amongst the Liverpool delegates was high. Many of them leaving the venue inspired, motivated and enthused. It is through this motivation that the NHS has a chance to deliver huge change in the next few years via sustainable practice and with inspiration such as that seen in Liverpool we think the future is looking bright!