We are developing a Green Plan which sets out our approach to environmental sustainability. The Trust recognises its responsibility to find ways to deliver great healthcare that is also environmentally, socially and financially sustainable. The Plan is our response to the challenges we face to reduce carbon emissions.
We have already started to take some steps such as committing to reduce single-use plastic in the Trust, investing in LED lighting, increasing the number of recycling points across the Trust and rapidly increasing outpatient appointments held via telephone or video link in response to the COVID pandemic. More of our staff are now working from home where appropriate and this results in fewer carbon emissions associated with travel.
A summary of the actions we have taken so far and more information about our future plans can be found in the Annual Report and Accounts 2019/20. More information about our actions will be made available in the coming months.
All patients and visitors can help us by using the recycling facilities provided.