Committing to a sustainable future
Professor John Isaacs, NIHR Newcastle BRC’s Deputy Director and Musculoskeletal Disease Theme Lead, reflects on the importance of sustainability and how Newcastle Hospitals are tackling the challenge within research.
As the climate continues to change and weather becomes more extreme and often unseasonable, it has become more important than ever to look at ways that we can become more sustainable.
In this blog, Professor John Isaacs, highlights some of the measures Newcastle Hospitals are already adopting, from planting over 200 trees at the city centre sites to removing single use plastics from hospital restaurants and cafes.
He discusses the changes being made in clinical practice and in clinical research and emphasises the trust’s commitment to a sustainable future.
“Our intention is that sustainability becomes the expected norm within our Directorate, for our staff as well as our external partners. As a proud component of Newcastle Hospitals, and with clinical research increasingly being recognised as an integral part of normal, everyday care, we want to send a strong message about the need to embrace every opportunity to minimise the environmental impact of our activities.”
To find out more, read the full blog here