Staff and patients at Royal Stoke University Hospital have been celebrating NHS Sustainability Day today (Thursday March 26). A special exhibition, including stands from Arch North Staffs, Beat the Cold, Revival, Low Carbon Europe, Keele University, Sustrans and Velo, have all participated. The NHS Sustainability Day, now in its fourth year, was established to create a more sustainable NHS and to help support patients.
John Macdonald, Trust Chairman (pictured above with Louise Webster), said: “It is gratifying to see so many people willing to get involved and work together to make the NHS more sustainable. I enjoyed speaking to many of the people promoting sustainability and meeting patients who were keen to get involved. This is much wider than travel and energy, it’s also about helping vulnerable people to live independently and avoid coming into hospital.”
Louise Webster, Head of Environmental Sustainability, said: “Together we can make a real difference to the way in which we promote environmental sustainability across the NHS and the wider health sector. Our day is focused on participation and it’s great to see so many staff and patients keen to get involved and find out more. We’ve also built some really good relationships with local organisations and I’m looking forward to developing some partnerships that will really help our staff and patients.”
Volunteer organisations and members of the Trust Corporate Services Division took part in the day.