Sustainability

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Our aim is to be the most sustainable NHS trust

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Our aim is to be the most sustainable NHS trust

At the heart of our strategic vision is the desire to make lasting and measurable change to those who live in east London and beyond, addressing some of the key health and social inequalities which are prevalent within our communities.

Our sustainability strategy supports this vision, aiming to address and improve the environmental, social and financial impact of our trust, its communities and the wider NHS. Our sustainable vision will be delivered through a structured programme of works that will be focused around the following areas: our hospitals, our communities and the wider NHS. 

Read our Green Plan to find out how we are creating a sustainable organisation

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Our hospitals

We commit to reducing our environmental impact, our reliance on natural capital and to improving the resilience of our built environments, ensuring they are fit for the future. This will be achieved through investment in infrastructure, improved biodiversity, integrated behavioural change, active travel and adaptation planning, delivered through strategic partnerships.

Sustainability - our communities

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Our communities

We commit to reducing health and social inequalities, linking and connecting with our community to tackle four core impact areas: reducing fuel poverty, improving air quality, sustainable growing and food and nutrition education. Through our partnerships we will strive to create good quality, sustainable employment, skills and training opportunities and enhance the opportunity for social volunteering.

 

Sustainability - our communities

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The wider NHS

We will continue to lead the way in the NHS as an exemplar beacon of best practice, knowledge sharing and innovation. Through the annual NHS Sustainability Day we will harness and enable collaboration between organisations; NHS trusts, Clinical Commissioning Groups and Health and Wellbeing Boards.

We will continue to drive the sustainability agenda across our immediate geographical location, London. Ensuring the region remains at the forefront of sustainable development. We will explore the potential for financial revenue opportunities for the organisation through the creation of replicable products which will be mutually beneficial to both Barts Health and the wider NHS.

Sustainability at Barts Health

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