2018 Healthy Hospitals Healthy Planet Forum, 21-22 May
Hosted by Western Health, Climate and Health Alliance and the Institute for Healthcare Engineering Australia
CAHA partnered with two GGHH members, Western Health (WH) and the Institute of Healthcare Engineering Australia (IHEA) to deliver the second annual two-day health and environmental sustainability forum in May 2018. WH and IHEA are members of the Global Green and Healthy Hospitals network. The Forum featured founder Director of the Sustainable Development Unit at the National Health Service (NHS), Dr David Pencheon, as the keynote speaker.
Day one focused on environmental sustainability in building design solutions and day two showcased policy, current research and case study presentations. The forum provided opportunities for collaboration, networking and information exchanges. At the end of Day two, attendees were given an opportunity to 'pitch' their project, with PhD candidate Scott McAllister winning $1,000 from sponsor Daniels Health as seed funding for his plan to conduct a lifecycle analysis of medical products.
Over 60 people attended the forum. Attendees came from diverse health and environmental sustainability backgrounds including nurses, doctors, sustainability officers and managers, research assistants, pharmacists, academics, construction managers, project managers, state government representatives, students, supplier representatives, industry consul