Operating theatres produce 20-33% of total hospital waste, including up to 60% of the hospitals’ regulated medical waste. Ensuring we reduce, reuse and recycle where possible can have a substantial impact on costs ($ and eCO2) and waste. An example of streams that are easy to recycle in a tertiary hospital is available on the…
Greening Surgical Care
A recent article in the Journal of Climate Change and Health by Asfaw et al from the Cleavland Clinic has given us some ideas which we’ve synthesised into the below table for easy digestion! What ideas do you have to add? Tell us on twitter SUMMARY POINT PRIMARY DRIVER CHANGE IDEAS HVAC ‘setback’ Reduce energy…
Where does the Green Theatre Network Fit in?
GTN aims to provide a network for Green Theatre Groups at each hospital to collaborate. The GTN can then provide a statewide advocacy to a variety of bodies including state health departments, professional bodies and other related organisations. The Green Theatre Groups at each hospital provide an opportunity for multidisciplinary staff and hospital leaders to…
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The Green Theatres Network started in Western Australia as a way to share ideas between hospitals on how to make theatres more sustainable. We will be uploading resources and sharing our progress here soon. Stay tuned.