Environmental Sustainability

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St Stephen’s Hospital is committed to protecting the environment and using energy and resources wisely.

We recognise that reducing our carbon footprint and being more resource efficient – using less energy and water, producing less waste and emissions – are essential to promoting healthy and sustainable environments for our patients and communities.

As we are part of the UnitingCare family, our internal sustainability program is Greening UnitingCare, which captures the multitude of initiatives we are implementing to continuously improve our environmental performance. Recent examples include:

  • UnitingCare hospitals reduced the carbon footprint of general anaesthesia through practitioners choosing to use the climate-friendlier sevoflurane gas instead of desflurane. This represents 1,215 tCO2e avoided in 2021-22 when compared to 2018-19 baseline emissions.
  • Hospitals and BlueCare sites transitioned from liquid to solid detergent, targeting a reduction of 714kg plastic packaging waste per year.

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Visit UnitingCare’s sustainability page to read the latest Environmental Sustainability Reports.

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