Since 2022, the Swansea Bay Green Group have been busy creating sustainable change across the health board. The group comprises of healthcare workers who care about the planet and want to see and deliver a greener NHS.
Using a staff sustainability survey, the group has gathered over 300 staff opinions and ideas on sustainable changes for the health board and have regular meetings to start on developing and progress these ideas into successful sustainability projects.
Some projects already underway include:
- Battery recycling in theatres
- Biophilic Wales Morriston Hospital Space for Nature project – adding biodiversity and green spaces on site for patients, staff and visitors, delivered in collaboration with Natural resources Wales, The National Botanic Gardens of Wales and Swansea University
- Initiatives to promote and improve recycling e.g. adding signs to general waste bins showing the items that can be recycled
- Community supported agriculture initiatives using Swansea Bay health board land to grow food that will supply up to 150 household per week
- Re Fit project – Funding used to install solar panels on building roof spaces and establish a solar farm capable of delivering energy to power Morriston hospital, reducing the health board’s carbon footprint, and providing financial savings also. The funding was also used to upgrade to LED lighting and install air source heat pumps at Swansea Bay sites.
If you would like to hear more about the Swansea Bay Green Group’s work get in touch using the contact details on this page.