Staff Water and Waste Awareness Programme
Green Healthcare Programme - Staff Water & Waste Awareness Programme
Green Healthcare is a staff waste and water awareness campaign run by the NHSO in partnership with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
The Green Healthcare Programme started as a waste reduction programme. In 2015 it's remit was expanded to include water conservation along with stafff education and awareness. The programme is currently developing Irish Healthcare water benchmarks and a number of case studies highlighting water conservation practices across the healthcare sector.
Each Green Healthcare training event has a general information stand, along with targeted information sessions which cover the following:
- Healthcare risk waste reduction & maximising recycling
- Water conservation
- Food waste reduction
Best Practice Guidance
Water Efficiency: A best practice guide for Irish Healthcare Facilities
This best practise guide provides an overview of the main aspects involved in the efficient use of water in Irish healthcare facilities.
Water Use Benchmarks for Irish Hospitals
Information on water use benchmarks for both Acute and community hospitals.
HSE Leak Detection Guidance
Fact sheet for Irish healthcare sites to provide guidance to HSE Estates and Maintenance Managers on leak detection.
How to Guide
How to Harvest unused Reverse Osmosis water
This How-to Guide provides an outline of the different steps to consider when assessing the potential options for saving or reusing wasted water from you RO plant(s).
Water data logging saves €183,000 per year - Connolly Hospital, Blanchardstown
Water bill savings through leak detection - Newcastle Community hospital, Wicklow
Reverse Osmosis water harvesting - Midland Regional Hospital Tullamore
Reverse Osmosis water harvesting - Midland Regional Hospital Portloaise