Environmental Sustainability is central to good health. Australia is already seeing the impacts of climate change and we know too well the connection between human health and the environment. Transitioning to modern, low-carbon healthcare has benefits for the world we live in, our patients and ourselves. Hospitals have been identified both federally and by the NSW government, as a focus for cutting emissions.
At South Eastern Sydney Local Health District, we recognise the benefits of an environmentally sustainable health care system and are working to improve the District's performance.
Our new environmental sustainability plan is being drafted to ensure we have an actionable plan that moves SESLHD in the right direction. Expected publication date is October 2023.