Presentation on theme: "Greencare Healthcare Patient care Green care Do you care? We do. Papworth Pathway Travel for Work Plan Working with Travel for Work Partnership."— Presentation transcript:
Greencare Healthcare Patient care Green care Do you care? We do. Papworth Pathway Travel for Work Plan Working with Travel for Work Partnership
Why Greencare? Political steer – making change happen Green is the new buzz word, we are asked as individuals to go green and businesses are no different. We should be looking at our social corporate responsibility to all our patients, staff and visitors. As an NHS employer we are part of a large organisation that if we work together can make a real difference. Economical – every pound counts Going green will have cost implications such as financing recycling bins and workforce resources to plan, execute and monitoring the project. However there are substantial savings be made in terms of reducing energy costs, working smarter not harder, twice is right to reduce stationary costs, and recycling to reducing waste disposal. Social Responsibility – more than just a hospital As an NHS employer we have a duty of care to our staff and patients to ensure we deliver the highest quality of care. But why should it stop their, we have a responsibility to our public to ensure that we deliver this care in the best possible way, that is with a care to the size of our carbon footprint.
Why Greencare? Staff – everyone is valued We want to help staff make a difference in their working lives as well as their home lives. Technology & service – right first time With this increased of awareness of climate change, has come along new products and services to help tackle the problem. These products are energy efficient light bulbs, Rent a cycle, discounted cycles etc. Legislation At present there is no legislation to enforce business in tackling there carbon foot print however, there is a good business reason for doing so. Environmental The obvious key contender is directing change. and THINK!
Key Priorities: Raising awareness of green issues Social responsibility Responsible organisation Promoting personal responsibility Raising the profile of a travel plan Papworth bypass has opened Traffic calming in village and speed limit reduced to 30 mph Increase car parking onsite for patients A428 dual carriage way has opened Now is the time for Papworth Hospital to act What has changed?
Activity to date: Car sharing Cycling to work Mini bus from off site car park Annual Map of where staff live Increased take up of flexible working Reviewing opening hours to improve access Recycle printer cartridges Recycle card board Installed energy efficient light bulbs
Planned Action: Produce a comprehensive Travel for Work plan Increase awareness of green issues with staff via green card and Green checklist for departments Introduce car sharing Promote flexible working Introduce cycle schemes Continue with energy saving Establish a recycling area in the hospital grounds for staff Promote recycling in departments Increase awareness of public transport Shift pattern research
Summary: Social Responsibility - Making change happen Finance – Every Pound Counts Community – More than just a hospital Patients – Voice and Choice Staff – Everyone is valued Service – Right first time Social Responsibility - Making change happen