Positively Green

The Gloves are Off!

UHP’s sustainability team and the IPCT team are aligned on the importance of reducing unnecessary glove use. Throughout May, we will be rasing awareness of the infection risk associated with inappropriate glove use and the subsequent plastic pollution this causes. 

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Green Champions Reduce Paper

Being such a large organisation with many different clinical pathways and administration processes, we rely on eagle eyed Green Champions to spot where sustainable changes could be made. One such champ is Edward who works in the prepping team for Orthopaedics and Rheumatology.

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What Happens to UHP's Walking Aids?

UHP’s bimonthly Sustainability Sub-Committee always features a sustainability success story delivered by a member of staff. During February’s sub-committee we were delighted to hear from our Therapies manager who explained the Trust’s process for reusing and recycling walking aids such as crutches.

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"At UHP we walk: We prefer walking"

If you’re struggling to commit to your intensive New Year exercise routine, it might be worth taking up walking instead. Why not pledge to park at the George Park and Ride and walk down to the hospital? Embrace your inner Anne Elliot and repeat after us: ‘“I walk: I prefer walking”’.

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Derriford's Notice Boards Go Green!

We know that lots of colleagues have limited access to emails and screen time. As a result, the Team has launched a ‘Green Board’ scheme. Each month, we’ll put together a pack of posters, pdfs, and flyers that staff can pin to noticeboards, post to their Teams/Whatsapp chats and put in pigeonholes.

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Travel Survey Results

Homeworking and the free park and ride by the George has slightly eased congestion on the site, but the Estates and Facilities directorate are keen to find out what else staff would appreciate having onsite to make their lives easier and reduce carbon emissions in the process.

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