The Green Healthcare programme is funded by the HSE (HBS) Estates and is run by the National Health Sustainability Office. Phase 2 of the programme commenced in Spring 2020.

The programme’s aims are to help prevent waste (including food, general and clinical waste), to increase recycling, and to reduce water consumption in Irish Hospitals. Since 2009, the programme has provided direct advice and assistance to many Irish healthcare facilities that joined the programme, including on-site surveys, benchmarking, water sub-metering, and customised advice.

In addition, the programme has produced publications and guidance on a number of areas including best practices in relation to water and waste, benchmarks for water and waste, factsheets, and case studies of Irish healthcare facilities.

The programme was originally initiated under the EPA’s National Waste Prevention Programme (NWPP). This first phase, which was co-funded by the HSE for much of its duration, ran from 2009 to 2019. 

If you would like more information on any aspect of the programme, please contact us.

Please visit the National Health Sustainability Office website for more information on sustainability and climate action in the HSE.