Our Green Plan

hand holding a model of the earth covered in greenery At Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, everything we do is informed by our passion for providing the highest quality care, the best clinical outcomes and a safe and positive patient experience. Reducing our impact on the environment is clearly aligned with this.

As such, we are committing to become a more sustainable healthcare provider and to meeting the ambitious Net Zero Carbon targets set out by NHS England and Improvement to become a Net Zero Carbon provider by 2040. You can click here to watch a video celebrating two years since the NHS made this pledge.

The links between climate and health are clear. According to The Lancet, climate change is the biggest global health threat of the 21st Century – but tackling it presents the greatest opportunity to improve health that we will see in our lifetimes.

As part of our ongoing work to become more sustainable and reduce our carbon footprint, we have adopted an approach called Care without Carbon, which has been developed by colleagues at Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust.

Our Care Without Carbon framework addresses three key aims:

  • Reducing environmental Impact: delivering care that is Net Zero Carbon, minimising our impact on the environment and respecting natural resources.
  • Improving wellbeing: supporting the health and wellbeing of our staff, patients and communities.
  • Investing in the future: making best value from our financial and other resources through forward thinking and sustainable decision making.

You can read part 1 of our Green Plan (click here to open link) and part 2 exploring how we will deliver that plan (click here to open link).

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