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Sheffield Children’s nominated for the HSJ Environmental Sustainability Awards

HSJ sustainability award
24 August 2021

Sheffield Children’s is delighted to be a finalist in the Health Service Journal (HSJ) Environmental Sustainability Awards!

In December 2020 Sheffield Children’s launched a Green Plan, with the ambition to be in the top 10 greenest NHS Providers in the country and to support the Trust’s vision to create a healthier future for children and young people.

The plan detailed our ambitions of how this will be achieved, with the overall aim of empowering and educating people to reduce their individual and Trust wide carbon footprint, including:

  • introducing day to day changes such as introducing reusable PPE (where safe to do so)
  • removing plastic from the canteen, to
  • encouraging staff Green Pledges to make changes at work and at home
  • supporting sustainable travel, and
  • embarking on a decarbonisation project across Trust buildings,

Over the next twelve months, the Trust will continue to make progress against the actions set out in the Green Plan, and further actions will also includes replacing our fleet of vehicles with electric cars or vans, planting trees and developing green spaces on our sites and continuing with virtual appointments, which we launched last year to help reduce patient travel to and from appointments. In addition to this, we are creating a comprehensive net zero strategy which will define the journey to reach net zero by 2040.

Philip Branford, Environmental & Sustainability Officer, said: “We are delighted that our Green Plan is a finalist for these awards! We are embarking on a huge journey at Sheffield Children’s, for the benefit of children, their families and our colleagues now and in the future. It’s a real boost that our efforts are being shared and recognised, it’s a huge team effort and I’m really proud of what we are doing.”

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