Sustainability Day Campaign launches Evidence Report

2015 Report highlights cost impact of Sustainable Development

The NHS Sustainability Day Campaign today launches its 2015 Evidence Report. The report, authored by Barts Health NHS Trust, Sustainable Development Unit and Social Enterprise, 4 All of Us, highlights the work carried out by NHS Trusts in the last twelve months to embed sustainable development at both a local and system side level; improving the environmental and social performance of the NHS and driving a focus toward practical action that promotes prevention. The report evidences both the financial and health benefits achieved by individual NHS Trusts in areas such as Transport, Waste, Energy and Behaviour Change.

Speaking about the importance of the report, Fiona Daly, Sustainability Lead at Barts Health NHS Trust says;

“There is no doubt that climate change poses a significant threat to health systems across the world, and that its effects will touch the lives of everyone who lives in the UK, but with this threat comes a great opportunity to bring about practical change and empowerment, both in our health systems and in the communities in which we serve.

This Report demonstrates the action already being undertaken by NHS Trusts to deliver such change.”

The Report will be launched at the Sustainable Development Route Map Event held in Grantham on July 8th. Key evidence in the Report includes how Central Manchester NHS Foundation Trust saved £65,000 in one year through behavior change, how energy projects at Great Ormond Street contributed to savings of over £300,000 compared to the previous year and how South Central Ambulance Service created fuel and equipment savings of over £174,000

If you would like a copy of the report, key evidence or further information, please contact Scott Buckler at 07702894801 or email at scott@4allofus.org.uk.

 

You can download a PDF version of the report here.