CLCH NHS Trust launches its new Green Plan

Published: 20-Feb-2024

Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust has published its Green Plan which details its plan for carbon reduction for 2024-2026

Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust (CLCH) has launched its new Green Plan, covering 2024 to 2026.

The Green Plan sets out the Trust’s vision and the actions it will take over the next three years to support Trust and national NHS targets for carbon reduction. 

CLCH will be prioritising interventions that will simultaneously improve staff, patient, and community well-being while tackling climate change and broader sustainability issues across all the CLCH footprint.

Decarbonisation targets in the Green Plan for the next three years are in several key areas including:

  • Clinical waste reduction
  • Green spaces development
  • Travel and transport
  • Procurement
  • Medicines
  • Estates and facilities
  • Food and nutrition

This Green Plan signals CLCH's commitment to change.

The Green Plan also outlines the progress made to date around key environmental priorities and how the Trust is going to deliver its sustainability objectives in the future within the CLCH footprint. 

The Green Plan also sets out CLCH's intention to continue collaborating closely with West London NHS Trust with whom they have a strategic partnership for sustainability and a joint team.

Tom Wright, Director of Sustainability at CLCH and West London NHS Trust said: “Sustainability in healthcare is essential, and we are committed to having a positive impact on both the planet and our local communities.

We provide community health care to a population of 4 million 

“The links between climate change, biodiversity loss and human health are clear," Wright added. "Our plan details the actions CLCH will take in support of the NHS’s ambition to be net zero carbon by 2045.”

Elizabeth Hale, Director of Communications and Improvement said: “We provide community health care to a population of 4 million people living in communities across 11 London boroughs and Hertfordshire and will continue to do so for future generations.

"Our Green Plan outlines our response to the health emergency that climate change brings and confirms our firm commitment to our local ambitions and targets," Hale added. "Every decision we take and every choice we make from this point onwards must contribute to delivering a net zero NHS.”

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