Working with the Carbon Literacy Project we aspire to become a ‘Carbon Literate’ organisation, aware of the impact everyday activities have on the climate and know what steps can be taken to reduce carbon emissions, individually, in our teams and as an organisation.
We will support the Greener NHS Team - ‘Healthier Planet, Healthier People’, staff engagement campaign, which seeks to bring to life the link between our health and that of our environment, empowering staff to create a greener sustainable health service, in a way that is meaningful to them.
We plan to better engage with our local community and Staff to develop a team of Sustainability Champions, empowered to lead a programme of employee led Green initiatives.
Staff Led Actions may include:
- Using a refillable bottle for a year saving 64kg of CO2 compared with single use plastic bottles.
- Turning off equipment and lights and controlling temperatures can lead to great savings, and significant reductions in CO2.
TLC – Turn off equipment, Lights out, Close doors.
- Saving one car journey a week of 16.7 miles (average daily commute) reduces the equivalent of 230kg of CO2e per person over a year.
- Using the right bin: In 2017, the NHS sent 15% of its waste to landfill, a total of 47,000 tonnes, a weight equal to 650 times the Space Shuttle.
Our staff at Salisbury District Hospital have long been well regarded for the quality of care and treatment they provide for our patients and for their innovation, commitment and professionalism. This has been recognised in a wide range of achievements and it is reflected in our award of NHS Foundation Trust status. This is afforded to hospitals that provide the highest standards of care.