3 Nov 2021, 4:20 p.m.

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has today (3 November) launched its ambitious Green Plan.

The Plan details the actions the organisation will take to reduce the impact that climate change will have on the people of Gloucestershire and to realise the NHS’s ambition to be carbon neutral by 2040.

The launch couldn’t be more timely and comes as the world leaders meet in Glasgow for the UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26).

The links between human health, climate change and biodiversity loss are clear and the NHS has a responsibility to take action. In December 2019 Gloucestershire Hospitals was one of the first NHS organisations to declare a Climate Emergency and it is committed to doing everything it can to address this for the benefit of patients, colleagues and local communities.

The Green Plan covers all aspects of sustainability including:

  • adaptation to climate change
  • travel
  • green space
  • new models of healthcare
  • improvements to infrastructure
  • resource efficiency.

View the Green Plan.