A lot has been achieved so far with robust management of our energy, waste and water through our ISO:14001 accreditation, having been embedded into business as usual practice for a considerable period of time.
It is recognised that opportunities exist to make sustainability gains in the products we use to provide care. To help achieve this, Cardiff and Vale will fund a Sustainability Project Officer to lead on trail blazing schemes to question why we use certain products and whether kinder alternatives are holistically better, not just cheaper.
In addition, Cardiff and Vale University Health Board, in partnership with HEIW have agreed to fund a Clinical Fellow in Sustainable Healthcare between 2020 and 2023. Projects have been allocated for delivery that make inroads into metered dose inhalers, finding further gains in anaesthetic gasses and educating the next generation of clinicians.
The Sustainability Action Group will monitor and control delivery of our action plan and report progress to The Board.
Here you will find our sustainability reports, as well as a range of websites you can visit, and information on courses you can attend to learn more about the future of sustainability.
Cardiff & Vale University Health Board is an active entity continually improving. As a health board, we aim to exceed our responsibilities by delivering more than healthcare. We are always striving to be better. By continuing to make a difference not just for today, we hope to leave a lasting example for future generations to follow.
If you wish to contact the Sustainability Team, please email firstname.lastname@example.org