What went on – Sustainability Day 2015!

March the 26th was an brilliant success for sustainability in the NHS. There was such an overwhelming and positive response that we’d like to say a big thank you to everyone involved. Here’s a few of the great things that people have shared with the #dayforaction hash tag, unfortunately we couldn’t fit them all on the page!

Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

We planted 60 trees from NHS Forest with the help of our Project Search interns. This is the first step in creating a woodland walk where patients and staff can reap the health benefits of green spaces. Wooded green spaces reduce stress and improve patient recovery rates as well as sequester carbon.


WeNurses held a twitter discussion on Sustainability, have a look at what went on here or download a summary of the events below:

Discussion Report Sustainability

Kingston Hospital

Kate Grimes making a pledge!

Kingston Hospital

South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust

Michael Walton becomes their first Waste Champion

Michael Walton


Simon Fejfar wins our prize for his quiz answers on NHS Sustainability Day!


The Sustainability Team at South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust

Growing their own food in their office!

South Warwickshire NHS

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Green Ward Competition winners – Radiotherapy for their paper reducing ideas.


Great Ormond Street

GOSH staff Louisa and ‪Mariane getting into the spirit of sustainable artwork


North Bristol CCG

Had a brilliant sustainability fair.


Bart’s Health

Operation TLC team is all set up in Newham University Hospital’s canteen


Technology and sustainability in one with reverse vending (‪http://goo.gl/w5acql)


NHS Supply Chain

Working with Royal Liverpool Hospitals to reduce carbon through procurement

NHS Supply Chain working with ‪@RoyalLpoolHosps and ‪@ianstenton to help reduce carbon through procurement of goods

Sustainable tweets!

@NorthMidNHS have introduced an exciting new waste disposal system, saving the trust £60,000 pa #dayforaction @dayforaction
— Medirest (@MedirestUK) March 26, 2015

“Our video conf equip is up and running and staff have been trained to use it to cut travel to meetings. #nhssustainabilityday @dayforaction
— BwD CCG (@BwDCCG) March 26, 2015

“Reducing waste and recycling PVC with @QVH & @FrimleyPark. Read all about it! http://t.co/3n5RZZi7hp @dayforaction pic.twitter.com/b1tTGImj2X
— RecoMed (@RecoMed_UK) March 26, 2015

@dayforaction planting our cherry trees for sustainability day at Gosport #sustainability pic.twitter.com/bw4x7ewPme”
— Southern Health NHS (@Southern_NHSFT) March 26, 2015

“Mmmmm vegbed @GSTTnhs for @dayforaction #NHSSustainabilityDay #dayforaction pic.twitter.com/cAoxBAfln6
— William Holden (@Kabusway) March 26, 2015

“Great conversations with patients & staff here today about healthy living and medicines waste @dayforaction pic.twitter.com/byc7kT6fIB
— Karin Smyth (@karinsmyth) March 26, 2015

@enherts getting busy with sustainability @dayforaction pic.twitter.com/Rtdt3kJN62
— David Brewer (@Involvingdavid) March 26, 2015

“We’re showing our support by serving up all kinds of healthier meal choices in hospitals. Find out more http://t.co/rHzzof6qMz @dayforaction
— Quorn Foods UK (@QuornFoods) March 26, 2015

“A big thank you to all our speakers @WRMLtd #sustainable #healthcare webinars today @pencheon1 @davesween1969 @otoole_michael #dayforaction
— Briony Pete (@Briony_WRM) March 26, 2015

#YHCSU staff fed 100 homeless people in 1 night and raised £400 to cover food costs #sustainability #health #nhs #socialvalue #dayforaction
— NHS YHCSU (@yhcsu) March 26, 2015

“850,000 meals switch to sustainable fish on the #hospitalfood menu in #nhswales @FishCities @CSCMag http://t.co/YbVC15RZpm #dayforaction
— Food for Life (@FFLPartnership) March 26, 2015

“Over 50 children took part in #yhcsu Dragons’ Den mentoring scheme in Wakefield #sustainability #nhs #socialvalue #dayforaction
— NHS YHCSU (@yhcsu) March 26, 2015

“Planting more trees at the Lister with RSPB’s Ken Coyne #twotreesat2pm initiative @NHSForest #dayforaction http://t.co/eXfxt6b7kQ
— Enherts NHS (@enherts) March 26, 2015

“We cut our carbon emissions by 9% in 2014 by reducing gas and electricity consumption at our warehouses and offices #DayforAction
— NHS Supply Chain (@NHSSupplyChain) March 26, 2015