Reducing carbon for healthier lives
Climate change is directly impacting our health
in Sussex, Surrey and beyond.
We're coming together through Care Without Carbon to deliver a greener NHS - because reducing emissions means reducing admissions.
Countdown to Net Zero
to our 2025 / 26 Net Zero target
Celebrating our Zero Heroes
Catalin's 'switch it off' challenge
Catalin volunteered to feature in a series of posters at SASH, asking people to pledge to remember to switch off lights, laptops, monitors, mobile phone chargers etc. Posters went up around Trust sites to raise awareness of the need to Switch it off'.
Dr Abigail Fry
Dr Abigail Fry spent one day a week helping practices to engage with the Green Impact for Health Toolkit to provide them with a practical set of actions to track progress towards achieving net zero carbon.
Dr Ralph Mortimer-Roome
Dr Ralph Mortimer-Roome saw an opportunity to support his colleagues and patients to increase the number of journeys they take with active travel.
Hospitals and health care premises in Sussex reduced the amount of carbon used annually on purchased electricity by 19,000 tonnes; equates to driving your car around the equator 2,800 times.
Improving Care Delivery
The NHS in Sussex has reduced its annual use of the anaesthetic gas desflurane by 1,700 equivalent tonnes of carbon each year. That's the same as the amount of CO2 found in 850,000 fire extinguishers.
The amount of waste produced at NHS premises has been reduced by 3,000 equivalent tonnes of carbon each year; equates to 1,800 return flights from London to New York.