Water Wise Trusts save money
29 August 2017
By Hayley Carmichael
A new water saving campaign is launching at SCFT to help use our natural resources wisely, save money and feel better…
Care for every drop
Water is the stuff of life. We all need to drink at least 2 litres every day. But have you considered how much we waste every day too?
In the Southeast, we are particularly vulnerable to droughts and the population is increasing placing more demand on limited supplies.
To ensure we, and our patients, have enough to keep healthy we all need to do our bit to use our water wisely.
Across the Trust we’re looking at two key ways we can reduce waste water. One is to use the flush correctly. Where a dual flush option is available, this can save up to 6 litres of water per person per day.
The other is to make sure taps are properly turned off and drips aren’t left dripping. A leaking tap wastes at least 5,500 litres of water each year, across our Trust this could add up to around £700 each year. That is money we could better spend on patient care.
A new campaign
We’re also hosting 2 days for action at the Trust with Southern Water coming in to talk to staff about ways they can be more water wise and they will have some water saving goodies to give away.
26th September – foyer of A Block at Brighton General Hospital from 11.30am to 2.30pm
9th October – main training room, The Quadrant, Lancing from 12pm to 2pm.
There will also be stalls from the Dare to Care team, and Infection Control team on the health and wellbeing benefits of staying hydrated.
Do come along if you can.
Plus, look out later in September for another Care Without Carbon podcast, this time we’re interviewing Southern Water on why being water wise matters.