Environmental sustainability projects

These projects support environmental sustainability in hospitals, especially operating theatres.

CT switch for savings

The CT switch off pilot project aimed to investigate potential carbon, financial and health service benefits of turning off a computed tomography (CT) scanner when not in use.

Added: 4 June 2024 | Last updated: 4 June 2024

Gloves Off! Clean hands, safe for all

The Gloves Off! project aims improve hand hygiene and reduce unnecessary non-sterile glove use through the implementation of a targeted hand hygiene education program.

Added: 4 June 2024 | Last updated: 4 June 2024

Reducing the use of desflurane

The desflurane project at Bankstown-Lidcombe Hospital aimed to investigate, measure, and reduce departmental use of volatile anaesthetics by introducing an educational, behavioural, motivational and systems change intervention.

Added: 4 June 2024 | Last updated: 4 June 2024

ICU not wasting

The project looks at reducing waste generated by ICU beside trolleys for patients with a multidrug-resistant organism.

Added: 7 May 2024 | Last updated: 8 May 2024

Waste Action Reuse Portal (WARPIT)

The Waste Action Reuse Portal (WARPIT) website works by allowing staff to list items that are no longer in use, mainly furniture, for other staff to claim.

Added: 1 March 2024 | Last updated: 14 March 2024

Patient plastic bottle collection

Hospitals have a significant amount of patient plastic bottle waste. South Western Sydney Local Health District and HealthShare NSW started a trial of patient plastic bottle collection in January 2020...

Added: 4 August 2021 | Last updated: 4 August 2021

Bread tags for wheelchairs

Bread tags for wheelchairs is an initiative taking place at St George Hospital, aimed to encourage the separation of waste. The initiative contributes to the overall aim to completely eliminate...

Added: 18 February 2020 | Last updated: 20 April 2021

Randwick campus redevelopment Green Travel Plan

The Randwick campus redevelopment Green Travel Plan and implementation plan sets out: future targets for staff travel mode share, specifically a reduction in car driver mode share; travel demand management...

Added: 18 February 2020 | Last updated: 3 March 2020

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